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Ashanti region must show NPP ‘red card’ – Political historian


Professor Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, a political historian at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has encouraged the Ashanti Region’s citizens to demand from the government their fair share of development.

Despite their history of casting large ballots for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), he said that the people living in the area had been treated unfairly by the party.


The failure of the Akufo-Addo administration, after seven years in power, to finish large-scale projects in the party’s base has been characterized as concerning by political historians.

The senior lecturer at KNUST’s Department of History and Political Studies told Citi News that altering the voting pattern is one of the most reliable indicators that the NPP administration would take the
region seriously.

He exhorted locals to remove the curse of Asante marrying the NPP faithfully.

In order to emphasize their demands, Prof. Adu Twum further counseled the Ashanti region’s citizens to start protesting.

The government’s repeated broken promises to the Ashanti region’s residents have angered them.

Phases two and three of the Kumasi International Airport extension project, phase two of the Kejetia-Central Market rehabilitation project, the Mother and Baby Unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), and other sinohydro projects are among the abandoned projects.

They desire the completion of the Afari Military Hospital, which was established by the former Kufuor government, as well as the hospitals in Sewua, Kumawu, KNUST, and Fomena.

The Krofrom market project which started during the Kufuor administration has been abandoned for years.





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