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12-Apr-2019  
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Assemblyman of Ahenbronum electoral area, Akoasi in the Abirem Constituency in the Eastern Region, George Krobea Asante is passionately reminding President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to fulfil his campaign promise to the people Abirem Constituency, especially those in Akoasi.

According to him, President Akufo-Addo during the 2016 campaign promised to get the road from Nkawkaw to Abirem as well as Akoasi town roads fixed.

In a letter written to President Akufo-Addo, the Assemblyman of Ahenbronum electoral area said as the President keeps delivering on his promises to Ghanaians, he should not forget about his promise to the people of Abirem to make another testimony of it.

Acknowledging the good work of Akufo-Addo government for mother Ghana, Hon. George Krobea Asante reminded the President of the deplorable nature of the road from Nkawkaw to Abirem.

“In fact that stretch of road now serves as death trap with several manholes and the danger it poses to the constituents can no longer be overlooked. The question we keep asking ourselves is “why us”? Since 1992 this constituency has been voting consistently and massively for the NPP without corresponding impacts in terms of development,” he bemoaned.

He again demanded to know why the Nkawkaw to Abirem road which has been captured in two different budgets was not considered in the first phase of the 'Almighty' Sinohydro Deal.

“Is it because we are seen to be cool and not demonstrating like the other places is doing? Or because the NPP, my party and our government believes no matter how bad Abirem is treated they will still vote for us in election 2020”? he quizzed.

He stressed that the constituency suffered a lot in terms of infrastructural developments under erstwhile John Mahama’s regime as the NDC has the perception that Abirem is for NPP and no matter what the NDC will do they will still be voting for the NPP.

 
Below Is The Full Letter To H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo:

April 12, 2019.

H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFFO – ADDO

THE PRESIDENT, REPUBLIC OF GHANA

JUBILEE HOUSE

ACCRA

Dear President,

REPORT ON THE DEPLORABLE STATE OF NKAWKAW TO ABIREM STRETCH OF ROAD AS WELL AS AKOASI TOWN ROADS

The good people of Abirem Constituency especially those in Akoasi have the privilege to extend our greetings to you and wishes to remind you of your promise to get the road from Nkawkaw to Abirem as well as Akoasi town roads fixed during your campaign visit prior to elections 2016. 

We trust you have not forgotten about it and as you keep delivering on your promises to Ghanaians, ours will also be given a testimony.

Your Excellency let me commence by commending you for the good work your government is doing for mother Ghana whiles I also remind you of the deplorable nature of the road from Nkawkaw to Abirem. 

In fact that stretch of road now serves as death trap with several manholes and the danger it poses to the constituents can no longer be overlooked. The question we keep asking ourselves is “why us”? 

As an adage goes “to whom much is given, much is expected” But the story of Abirem constituency looks different and cannot be fathomed. 

Since 1992 this constituency has been voting consistently and massively for the NPP without corresponding impacts in terms of development. 

This trend is bad and cannot be continued.

Mr. President, the people of Abirem constituency wants to know why the Nkawkaw to Abirem road which has been captured in two different budgets was not considered in the first phase of the Almighty Sinohydro Deal. Is it because we are seen to be cool and not demonstrating like the other places is doing? Or because the NPP, my party and our government believes no matter how bad Abirem is treated they will still vote for us in election 2020. 

As a citizen and a staunch member of the NPP, I cannot pretend to be unaware of the public bashings and the negative remarks from the residents against your government for your inability to fix the road.

Gradually the people are running out of patience because our people are dying on the road, businesses are collapsing as a result of the poor nature of the road, armed robbery activities has become rampant due to the poor nature of the road, the cost of living has tripled, our health are deteriorating because the dust is just unbearable, pregnant women are more vulnerable and continue to suffer miscarriages upon referral to Nkawkaw or Koforidua and in worse cases some of them even loses their lives. 


 





Deplorable roads from Nkawkaw to Abirem as well as Akoasi
Where did we go wrong as a people? 

How long are we going to allow these things to go on under 21st century or are we waiting until the last minute into elections 2020 before our government will make ears to our cries. 

I am of the firm belief that if that is the strategy then it needs to be reviewed because it will not work for our party as electorates are now very discerning and sophisticated.

Your Excellency, if you could recall during your recent visit to Abirem on your tour in Eastern Region, the road was the main plea by the Chiefs in area led by Obrempong Kwasi Amoh Tweretwie I, Abiremhene but it looks like the plea did not fall in your good ears and no action has been taken on the road.

The constituency suffered a lot in terms of infrastructural developments under erstwhile John Mahama’s regime simply because Abirem is for NPP and no matter what the NDC will do they will still be voting for the NPP, This was the perception of some bigwigs in the NDC as at that time. 

The constituents believe under your Presidency many of our challenges with the road as the key will be addressed as soon as you are sworn into office. But that is not what we are witnessing as we keep losing hope in each day that passes by.

Mr. President you have demonstrated clearly that your government is a listening government and always give audience whenever the citizens are unhappy and complaints.  

Although we understand government is a process but we are humbly pleading with you to place more attention on the road from Nkawkaw through Akoasi to Abirem since it presents adverse effects on the lives of the people living in that constituency.

 The constituents will appreciate your government if the road is considered a priority out of the numerous challenges confronting the constituency.

At this juncture, let me end by thanking you with the anticipation that this letter is treated with the urgency it deserves.

SIGNED

GEORGE KROBEA ASANTE

(ASSEMBLYMAN – AHENBRONUM ELECTORAL AREA, AKOASI)

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