20th May 2024

Kwame Ofori-Gyau

In an attempt to use all available means to win the upcoming New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primaries, slated for June 20, Kwame Ofori-Gyau, an aspirant in the Akuapem South constituency of the Eastern Region, appears to be waging a war against the Akufo-Addo government.

Ofori-Gyau and his campaign team claim that the government has failed the people in the area, which is noted to be one of the strongholds of the governing party.

 

Checks done by the Daily Statesman show that Mr Ofori-Gyau and his campaign team, through face-to-face campaign and media interviews, have been claiming that the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government has neglected the constituency, attributing the neglect to the MP for the area, OB Amoah.

 

Deliberately refusing to talk about the successes of the government in the area, Mr Ofori-Gyau and his team are, for instance, using the unconstructed Dome-Brekusu-Kitase road and the Aburi -Adamrobe-Oyibi link against the government.

 

The team has also been claiming that some seven communities in the constituency which are not yet connected to the national electricity grid is part of the indication that the government has failed the people.

The aspiring parliamentary candidate says the NPP delegates should therefore see him as the coming ‘messiah’ who will bring the required development to their communities, with or without the support of whichever government that wins the next general elections.

 

Contrary facts

On the contrary, available facts suggest that a $23.8m Kuwaiti fund was signed in September, 2019 for the construction of the Dome-Brekusu- Kitase.

 

Contract has also been signed for the construction of the Aburi-Adamrobe-Oyibi link, as part of the government’s ‘Year of Roads’ projects.

Again, reports suggest that plans are far advanced for the seven communities, currently without electricity, to be connected to the national grid.

Mr Ofori-Gyau is contesting the NPP primaries in the area with Eric Samuel Annor and OB Amoah, the incumbent, who is also a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.

Source: Daily Statesman

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