The Member of Parliament for Mfantsiman East, George Kuntu-Blankson, has blamed some ministers and heads of government institutions for the myriad of challenges bedeviling the Mills led-government.
According to him, most ministers, MPs and DCEs have not even bothered to visit their constituencies and take time to explain government’s policies and programmes to their constituents, thereby creating a negative impression that the government was doing nothing to address their plights.
He warned that if the trend does not change the NDC will surrender power to the NPP in the 2012 election.
Mr Kuntu Blankson said this over the weekend when he visited his constituency to cut the sod for the construction of a community centre at Ekumfi Mbroboto.
The MP, who is also the deputy majority chief whip in Parliament, further debunked the notion that President Mills was slow and not assertive in taking decisions, stressing that the NDC government inherited an ailing economy which will take a little before things will be normalized.
He indicated that government was on course taking into consideration the stabilization of the economy coupled with the recent increase of the minimum wage and other government intervention to salvage the economy.
The Mfantsiman East legislator noted that most perceived NDC communities were neglected when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was in power adding that ‘the present NDC government will bring development to all communities regardless of the community’s political persuasions.”
Cutting the sod for the formal commencement of the project, Hon. Kuntu Blankson disclosed that a land has been acquired at Esuehyia for the establishment of an ultra-modern clinic to improve healthcare delivery in the area.
He added that a reservoir will soon be built at Essiakyire to put to rest the perennial water shortage in the area.
For his part, the MP for Mfantseman West, Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, also donated 20 bags of cement towards the project and advised the youth and chiefs of the area to help make the project a successful one.
The Chief of Ekumfi Mbroboto, Nana Odziakopa Kofi Arko VII, who doubles as the Dabrehene of Ekumfi Traditional Area, said more than 3,000 cement blocks have been built for the construction of the community centre, which according to him, will help improve the educational standard in the area.
He disclosed that the community plans to construct an ICT centre after completing the community centre to promote the learning and teaching of information technology in the deprived area.
Nana Arko also appealed to Kuntu Blankson to ensure the provision of another Senior High School to boost education in the area.
The MP later paid a courtesy call on the chiefs and elders of Ekumfi Abor where the Gyasehen of the area, Nana Nkyi, also appealed to the MP to construct a culvert to help improve the drainage system and prevent flooding in the event of heavy downpours in the area.
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