May 20, 2024

The campaign team of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso North constituency in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Augustine Collins Ntim has debunked allegations leveled against the MP by Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah.

Among other things, the camp of Director General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, who is aspiring for the Offinso North Constituency Parliamentary Candidature has alleged that the sitting MP excluded some delegates from party meetings.

Other allegations include,  Curses before taking money, Warehousing of Motorbikes and onward distribution to delegates, abandoned projects and the Darso market, falling of the electoral fortunes of the NPP in the Offinso North Constituency.

But in a press release the campaign team said the allegations are baseless and should be treated as contemp.

According to the team, “Hon. AC NTIM has never excluded any party executive from meetings organized by the party. This gesture transcend from the constituency to the regional level. The Ashanti region NPP can attest to his contribution to the party”.

“What happened was that, during the Christmastide, Hon AC NTIM organized private meetings to discuss with Delegates  his intentions to contest again in the upcoming Parliamentary Elections. Though his decision to contest was inspired by the delegates themselves because of the human and infrastructure development that is happening at Offinso North Constituency”. They explained.

“Honourable A. C. Ntim has done a lot for Offinso North. There’s no project that he has abandoned in offinso North
He has done marvellously well for the good people of Offinso North. ”

“The old structures of the Darso Market were pulled down by the District Assembly after AC NTIM, ably  secured for them an ultramodern one just like the one in Nkenkaasu. The contractor is on site and has promised to complete as scheduled. This cannot be said to be in bad faith. Our people at Darso came into common grounds with the DA before the whole process began.” The added.

They said “We the campaign team of our sitting member of Parliament and NPP faithfuls are disappointed and also Dr. Fred Kyei Asiamoah is ungrateful to Nana Addo Danqwah Akuffo Addo, Dr. Bawumiah and the NPP government despite unprecedented development in our Constituency.”

READ THE RELEASE BELOW

Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah and his supporters are ungrateful to the NPP government despite the unprecedented development in our Constituency – Offinso North NPP Faithfuls

The campaign team of the Hon. Augesting Collins Ntim has come across a so-called press conference by some microcosm of people who are championing the agenda of Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, the Director General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, who is aspiring for the Offinso North Constituency Parliamentary Candidature.

We the campaign team of our sitting member of Parliament and NPP faithfuls are disappointed and also Dr. Fred Kyei Asiamoah is ungrateful to Nana Addo Danqwah Akuffo Addo, Dr. Bawumiah and NPP government despite unprecedented development in our Constituency.

We wish to respond to the falsehoods that were put out there by the Camp Of Dr. Fred as follows

1.Hon. AC NTIM has never on record to have directed the *Productive Inclusive under the Safety Net Project* to give money entitled to other people to delegates. But the truth of the matter is that, AC NTIM in his eagerness to help reduce poverty in Offinso North, introduced cashew and other cash crops which are nursed and distributed to farmers across the constituency.

This project was initiated when the NPP was in opposition but due to the good relationship between the party people and Hon. AC NTIM, some of the party executives devoted and sacrificed to make sure the project becomes a success.

When the NPP came into power and through the Safety Net Project, those people who were already doing the nursery were enrolled and earned little stipends which qualifies them to be beneficiaries of other components of Safety Net which they are anticipating a lump sum to get themselves into micro businesses.

In any case, these people should have commended Hon. AC NTIM for getting people into micro businesses with his initiative rather than trying to tarnish his hard earned reputation.

2. *Exclusion of some Delegates from party meetings.*

Hon. AC NTIM has never excluded any party executive from meetings organized by the party. This gesture transcend from the constituency to the regional level. The Ashanti region NPP can attest to his contribution to the party

What happened was that, during the Christmastide, Hon AC NTIM organized private meetings to discuss with Delegates  his intentions to contest again in the upcoming Parliamentary Elections. Though his decision to contest was inspired by the delegates themselves because of the human and infrastructure development that is happening at Offinso North Constituency.

The meetings were done in batches and accordingly,to the political strategy that the Campaign Team of Hon. AC NTIM deployed.

For the records, every delegate was given a specific time and venue as deemed appropriate by the Campaign Team.

So, when a few people believe AC NTIM should have boxed all delegates together in one corridor, this time round, No! The strategy was different. Those who are committed to the course of the NPP remained committed to the time and Hon. AC NTIM had fruitful engagements with them.

3. *Curses before taking money*

This allegation is a very strange one because, every person who knows Hon. AC NTIM can attest to his humility and dedication to God. His act of giving to the society and empowering people by means of creating opportunities and sponsorship for others in business and in other life endeavors.

Regular gifts to party executives and other people within and around the constituency.This has been a ritual for the Honorable Member of Parliament even when the party was in Opposition.

Recently, he distributed over 2000 pieces of clothes and cash to widows, people with disabilities and some other people within the Offinso North Constituency.

He has given 1000s of scholarships to students in various levels of education.

He has distributed over One hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) pieces of coconut seedlings , over two million (2,000,000) seedlings of cashew , over five hundred thousand( 500,000) of Cocoa and Citrus to farmers.

Over one thousand five hundred (1500) boxes of weedicides , over 9000 pieces of cutlasses, over 1000 bags of fertilizer, ,15000 pairs of wellington boots, and other farm inputs to  farmers in the constituency.

In all these, nobody can say they were made to swear before giving these items free.

We wish to state that, these figments of the imaginations of the Camp Of Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah should be disregarded and trashed. ” Wontumi wone3ma, wose wokahyire ny3″

4. *Warehousing of Motorbikes and onward distribution to delegates.*:

This allegation is laughable. Because, the said warehouse which is located at Nkenkaasu, which by the way was lobbied for by the Hon. AC NTIM is within the control of the District Assembly.

The last time we checked, there is no dedicated security personel who engages the place for safe keeping of items. The assembly is now liasing with the Middle belt authority to finalize the agreement on the warehouse before they can even start using it.

So it is just an act of insincerity that will occasion this allegation. In any case, Hon. AC NTIM has a big house that can accommodate any  item he intends giving to party people when he deemed it appropriate. This is not the time to influence anyone materially. The delegates are discerning enough to read in between lines.

In 2020 elections just like any other general elections, the over  eighty (80) motorcycles that were given to party people for the campaign were all packed and  assembled in one of the residences of Hon. AC NTIM at the full glare of people because he bought them with his own money. There is nothing to hide when you are clean.

We see this allegation as nothing but a display of confusion and frustration in the camp of Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah.
If you can’t beat us , just join us after all we are one family.

5. *Abandoned Projects and the Darso Market.*

Honourable A. C. Ntim has done a lot for Offinso North. There’s no project that he has abandoned in offinso North
He has done marvellously well for the good people of Offinso North.

The old structures of the Darso Market were pulled down by the District Assembly after AC NTIM, ably  secured for them an ultramodern one just like the one in Nkenkaasu. The contractor is on site and has promised to complete as scheduled. This cannot be said to be in bad faith. Our people at Darso came into common grounds with the DA before the whole process began.

He has lobbied for the establishment of Paramedics and Emergency training Center at Nkenkaasu,
A whole Local government university in
Akumadan, Green House Village. For the number of people who are beneficiaries, we need another press conference to tell the story.

Contractors are busily working on all roads in the three big towns in the constituency, Akumadan, Afrancho and Nkenkaasu respectively
He has established two Senior high schools and one technical and vocational school through his effort these schools have all been absorbed by the government and are running perfectly.

These have created employment opportunities for over 250 teaching and non-teaching staff aside creating access to thousands of youth in education.

The over 400 boreholes constructed for the various communities in Offinso North over the years cannot be said to have been abandoned.

Classroom blocks in various Basic Schools over the years are there and  are in full usage by the people.

Even in 2008 he started building bungalows for the district assembly staff to get a decent accommodation only for the government to leave office. The project stalled for 8 good years only for him to complete these projects when NPP came to power in 2017 and are being used by the various Officers of the District Assembly and other Agencies.

The magnificent court complex at Akumadan cannot be said to have been ahondoned.

Just like the gigantic District Assembly Complex. A structure beffiting a Municipality yet Offinso North District is graciously enjoying it at Akumadan because AC NTIM is our MP.

He is a doer and he does what he says.
Anyone who wants development for Offinso North is enthused by the level of development which is being spearheaded by Hon. A. C. Ntim.

The delegates are resolute and are poised to give him a resounding victory come 27th and in the December general elections.

6.For the records, there is no *falling of the electoral fortunes* of the NPP in the Offinso North Constituency.
The records are there to prove. Unless our counterparts do not appreciate statistics.

The Offinso North Constituency elections is a zigzag line when drawn on a graph . So with all these achievements by AC NTIM, it is expected that he will maximize votes come December 7th during the general elections.

This is even the more reason our Delegates are choosing Hon. AC NTIM to ensure continuity of the trend.

Maybe , the NDCS have seen this trend hence their massive support for Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah in this upcoming Parliamentary primaries. Because it beats imagination when the NDCS will take this level of interest in NPP’s internal elections. We cannot commit this political mistake.

Long live Offinso North!
Long live NPP!!
Long live Ghana !!!

Thank you for your attention.

Britishman  Kwame
(Communication Officer,
Offinso North Constituency  (0242079818)

Asantewaa Faustina
(Deputy Women Organiser)
024 233 6686

Kwame Asiamah
(Deputy Youth Organiser)
024 546 0486

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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