Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Muntaka Mubarak has accused the NPP of taking the Ashanti Region’s development for granted.

According to him, the NPP has not undertaken any significant infrastructural project in the region through the region is touted as the stronghold of the party.

The Asawase MP observed that Ashanti Region is lagging behind as compared to other regions though it provides the ruling party with the majority of votes during elections.

“We are all aware of the traffic situations in the Ashanti Region. Key areas include the Bekwai roundabout, Anloga Junction, Komfo Anokye roundabout and Suame roundabout.

“The NPP has not considered us in terms of development in Ashanti Region, because they are assured of majority votes from here. No infrastructural project has begun in the Ashanti Region. Meanwhile, the NPP is seeking votes from here,” he said.

Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak questioned the importance placed on the people of Ashanti.

“Are we only needed because of our voting power?  They are not to be blamed. I have heard people say, if the NDC appoints a human being and the NPP appoints an animal to both contests in parliamentary elections at Bantama, they will surely vote for the animal. 

“If this is what they have in mind, why then should the NPP embark on any project here? They have their votes already. It is no surprise Ashanti Region is underdeveloped and lacks infrastructure as compared to other regions. Look at the conditions of people living here,” he pointed out.

He was speaking at the inauguration and launch of Operation #Live2Vote Campaign, organised by the Asawaase Constituency and the Ashanti Regional Health Caucus of the NDC, tagged, ‘IAm4ProfNaanaJane’.

President of the volunteer group, ‘IAm4ProfNaanaJane’, Victoria Nahima Abdulai expressed worry about the living conditions of grassroots supporters of major political parties in Ghana.

She said these supporters mostly ‘kayayei’, Aboboyaa, Okada drivers, Market women, drivers union among others lack access to healthcare.

“We always have politicians go to campaign rallies, with citizens and supporters jumping and rallying behind them. We have come to realize after the politicians leave, what happens to the people? These are deprived people; many are not able to afford medical bills. It’s a miracle many are surviving,” Mrs Abdulai added.