Ashanti MPs Bare Teeth At  Akufo-Addo …Want Development Projects As Payback For NPP Votes

Vincent Ekow Assafuah, MP for Old Tafo Constituency Vincent Ekow Assafuah, MP for Old Tafo Constituency

The Ashanti Region Caucus in Parliament, has pledged its relentless commitment to drum home development and infrastructure to ensure the region gets a lion's share of the national cake.

Deputy Chief Whip of the Caucus, Vincent Ekow Assafuah, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Old Tafo Constituency, assured intense lobbying to draw development into the Region, which feels neglected and despondent.

"To whom much is given, much is expected, so we can't negotiate the infrastructural development of Ashanti Region especially Kumasi for anything because the region has been holding the party down since 1992."

Most roads in the region, especially Kumasi, have become very deplorable, however, the Kyebi township and other parts of the Eastern Region, have seen massive facelift to the envy of many.

"The Year of Roads" declaration and its sloganeering has vanished from the lips of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

In its place, is the "Agenda 111" slogan, which according to the government, will see the construction of districts, specialised and regional hospitals across the country.

Speaking on Akoma FM's current affairs and political show, GhanAkoma last Friday, September 3, Mr Ekow Assafuah, told host of the show that "as a deputy chief whip for the caucus of Ashanti MPs, I am aware of a strategic plan to lobby for more developments as a form of reward to the region for maintaining NPP in power".

The Ashanti Region during the just ended 2020 elections, gave the NPP a massive 1.7 million votes, an overwhelming number that cancelled more than nine regions won by the party's archrivals, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

There has been surging agitations within the region over what some describe, as total neglect by the government in the face of developments and physical infrastructure.

But the Old Tafo MP, has allayed those agitations and promised that the 43 Members of Parliament from the NPP's World Bank, have unanimously decided that, in their individual capacities, they will ensure a larger part of the national cake is directed to the region.