Authorities in the Upper West Akim District of the Eastern Region have embarked on the rehabilitation of some deplorable roads in the area ahead of the district-level election scheduled for Tuesday, December 19, 2023.
Details emerging indicate that the residents in
the area threatened to boycott the election because their deplorable roads were not repaired.
Reporting from the area, Rainbow Radio’s Prince Collins Bening reported that the deplorable road from Adeiso to Obeng Yaw and other affected communities is being repaired.
He said some of the people contesting the district-level election are members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP); hence, the residents threatened to boycott the polls because their roads were not repaired.
Following that, the DCE, Eugene Sackey, and the MP, Fredrick Adom, were informed.
Contractors are currently on the deplorable roads, working on them.
Also, the DCE and the MP have embarked on visits to some local communities and met with the chiefs and leaders.
They have interacted with them and promised to address the challenges confronting them.
Nana Osiahene Akotua and his elders appealed to the MP and DCE to help them construct a toilet facility and repair their collapsed bridge.
The traditional ruler also asked the MP and DCE to assist the youth in the area, who are mostly farmers, with farm inputs.
The two leaders pledged to address these issues and further promised to roll out skills and vocational training programmes for some selected persons in the communities.
According to Prince Collins Bening, the communities have been asked to present three girls, each of whom would be allowed to learn a trade or a skill of their choice.
He added that the political leaders have asked the residents to vote massively for the NPP in the 2024 general elections since it has what it takes to manage the country and provide better opportunities to the people.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana