May 20, 2024

The Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama, has lamented over the slow pace of development in Kumawu in Ashanti Region.

Mr. Mahama  believes if the NDC was still in power, the Kumawu projects such as roads and hospitals would have been completed.

” We all know the relationship between the people of Kumawu and the National Democratic Congress (NDC). When we were in power, we started a lot of projects in Kumawu, for instance the hospital, I believe this hospital would have been completed for the benefit of the Kumawu community.”  The former President said this when he joined the National Chairman of the party Johnson Asiedu Nketia in Sekyere Kumawu constituency to intensify the party’s campaign ahead of the Kumawu by-election on 23rd May 2023.

He added, “The NPP achievements in the Sekyere Kumawu district in the last 6-7 years is the overnight construction of roads to buy votes in the by-election. They have nothing to show in the district. We were building a district hospital for the district which was about 70% complete, but they have abandoned the project. We gave Kumawu potable drinking water for the first time.” Mr. Mahama stated.

He entreated members of the party to vote massively for the party’s parliamentary candidate for Kumawu to win the seat in the upcoming by-election.

Akwasi Amankwaa popularly known as ‘Tom Cee’, the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for Kumawu was acclaimed by the party in April and went unopposed during the party’s recent presidential and parliamentary primaries on May 6.

The by-election follows the demise of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) MP, Philip Basoah who passed away in March, aged 54.

The by-election has generated interest among the two leading political parties-the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition NDC, with the former giving indications of retaining the seat for the NPP and the latter being confident of snatching the seat.