K.T. Hammon d, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Adansi-Asokwa, has re-entered the constituency’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary primary.
In an interview, the legislator stated that his purpose for returning to Parliament was to assist fill the void left by the choice of several experienced NPP MPs not to return to the House.
The Minister of Trade and Industry was first elected to Parliament in 2001 and is now in his sixth term in the agricultural seat.
He is up against three other candidates who have already submitted nomination papers in the Adansi-Asokwa constituency: Sammy Binfo Darkwa, Kwabena Asamoah, and Dr. Boakye Acheampong.
K.T. Hammond informed the Adansi-Asokwa media that he was responding to people’ requests for another term based on his outstanding performance.
Following the announcement that Joseph Osei Owusu, MP for Bekwai, Dan Botwe, MP for Okere, Samuel Atta Akyea, MP for Abuakwa South, and Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, MP for Suame will not be returning to Parliament, Mr K.T. Hammond stated that their decision will create a void in Parliament and affect the quality of work in the House.
As a result, he advised the youth to refrain from competing for the seats of veteran Parliamentarians.
“The future of this country is for the youth. There’s no argument about that, I have always been saying that a government is a mixture of the youth and the experienced ones but it doesn’t mean the youth should scramble for our space when we still have life in us. If we allow this to continue and all the big boys decide to leave then we will have a very big issue at hand” Mr. Hammond warned.