In order to force a by-election and force the government to improve the roads in his constituency, Adentan Constituency Member of Parliament Mohammed Adamu Ramadan has vowed to quit.
“It appears that the only time people’s problems are resolved is when there is a by election,” stated the MP when addressing in Assin North during the by-election campaign.
The horrible road state in my constituency of Adentan, where I am an MP, may force me to retire so that an election may be held, he said.
After claims that the government only gave priority to certain areas for development during by-election times, this has been made.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has been accused of constructing roads to sway voters, a charge he denies. He claims that the purpose of building the Kumawu and Assin North highways is not to increase voter turnout in the recently held by-election.
He said that long before the passing of the late former Member of Parliament (MP), Mr. Philip Atta Basoah, purchases had been made for the building of Kumawu internal and other roads in the constituency.
He said that the works extended to Juaben as well as Kumawu. Asokore and Effiduase, which weren’t part of the Kumawu Constituency.
He enquired as to whether or not residents of Juaben, Effiduase, and Asoskore were a part of the Kumawu Constituency or were going to be involved in the choice of the next Kumawu MP.
He declared citizen protests calling for the building of roads to be legitimate and pleaded with Ghanaians to do so without damaging public property.
He reassured the residents that work on their roads would continue even after the by-elections and pleaded with them not to believe the propaganda that the project was done in order to garner support.
All of Ghana’s roads, he claimed, were scheduled for construction, but they couldn’t all be finished at once. He pleaded with the people of Ghana to be patient as the government took action to improve the nation’s poor roads.