Electorates in the Ashanti region have been urged to justify their demand for developmental projects from the NDC government when they still owe allegiance to the New Patriotic Party.

District Chief Executive for Afigya Kwabre in the Ashanti region Kaakyire Oppong Kyekyeku says electorates can do so by reciprocating the numerous developmental projects being undertaken by the NDC government in the region with massive votes for the ruling party in the 2012 general elections.

According to him, the region cannot continue crying for development from the NDC whilst their loyalty is to the opposition NPP.

According to him, there should be a mutual understanding between the electorate and the politician in carrying through the social contract of votes for development.

The DCE was speaking at a sod cutting ceremony for the construction of a market complex and community center at Adwumakase-Kese.

Citing the construction of schools, hospitals, roads among other infrastructural developments, Mr. Kyekyeku said the NDC has proven it has the development of the people at heart.

Mr. Kyekyeku asked residents in the Ashanti region to change their voting pattern by voting for the NDC.

He admits it will be a difficult task to canvass for massive support for the NDC in the Ashanti Region, but believes the achievements of the Prof-Mills administration should propel residents to support the NDC in 2012.

Mr. Kyekyeku wondered why as he puts it, residents have not honoured their part of the social contract by voting for the NDC but still demand developmental projects from government.

“Politicians (NPP) believe that as for us, we are for this, the electorates will vote for us when we are represented by an ordinary stick…But that perception should go away”, he said.

He argued though no government can conjure money into private pockets, the Mills government has proven beyond doubt it has development of the people especially in Ashanti region at heart.

“While the people demand good roads, portable drinking water, schools and so on, what do I gain after meeting the demands of the people, he asked, adding the government also demands that the people vote for it”.

According to him, this relationship will not become a one-way demand approach, but rather two-way affair where everyone needs the support of one another to survive.

“I am in power because somebody voted for me, so will the one who voted me into power say, because he also expect me to meet his aspirations”, he told Nhyira Fm’s Ohemeng Tawiah.

Earlier, Kontihene of Adwumakase-Kese, Nana Yeboah Mensah appealed to assembly to help complete the Fawode-Adwumakase- Kese-Aboabogya road.

Though construction works which started in 2007 was scheduled to be completed in three years, it is less than forty per cent is complete.

The market complex, community and center facility project is being funded with contributions from community with support of the Afigya Kwabre District Assembly.

Mr. Oppong Kyekyeku denied reports the NDC government has abandoned all projects started by its predecessor in the Ashanti region.

The DCE announced that the assembly will complement efforts of the community with construction of a twenty four -seater capacity modern toilet facility to serve patrons at the market.

Mr. Oppong Kyekyeku assured government will complete all projects started by the NPP while beginning new projects, but stated this will not come without challenges.

Story by: Ohemeng Tawiah, Nhyira Fm/Kumasi/Ghana

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