Nyameke Blay Armah, a candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Sekondi Constituency, has challenged Andrew Egyapa Mercer, the member of parliament for Sekondi, to think about his constituents and come up with solutions to some of the problems they are now suffering.
An emotional Blay Armah knelt down to seek attorney Egyapa Mercer for assistance while speaking with the host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show, Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson.
He mentioned the various problems the district is now facing and how they require the MP’s help.
He said that due of the frequent downpours, villagers’ homes are already flooding and that the main market’s deteriorating roofing is harming nearby businesses.
I’m on my knees in your studio pleading with Andrew Egyapa Mercer, my representative in parliament, to intervene for the benefit of his constituents. Flooding has taken over the constituency and drains are clogged. In the Constituency, there is a settlement by the name of Egyiramuabekam, whose people now lack a lavatory since a toilet project has been neglected for the past three years. I can only ask him to descend and defend his people as my only choice. Sekondi should be his top concern, he said, adding that he has been elected to serve.
In the constituency’s flood-prone town of Essaman, attorney Blay Armah recently hired two excavators to unclog blocked sewers.
He claims that despite Wednesday’s intense downpour, there were no flooding in the neighbourhood.
In order to keep an eye on the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly’s pledge to fix the Sekondi Market before the month of June comes to a conclusion, he claimed to have cancelled his flight.
Before June comes to a conclusion, the assembly has vowed to repair the market. In order to see if they will keep their word, I have cancelled my flight. We cannot stand by and do nothing as the market’s traders suffer as a result of its deteriorated roofing. Even worse, he said, is how the wet season has affected the situation.
Following an attempt by the Parliamentary Candidate to repair the Sekondi Market’s deteriorating roofing, the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly recently barred him from doing so.
The Assembly declared that it would be a waste of money to repair the present market and that it had plans to construct a new one instead.
Later, the Assembly dispatched several officials to assess the market’s level of damage.
Since then, they’ve made a commitment to come up with interim fixes before June is through.