The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly (KKMDA) in the Greater Accra Region; Alhaji Antieye Tetteh, has reminded the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) Parliamentary Candidate for the Kpone-Katamanso Constituency, to be truthful in all his dealings with the electorate of the area, ahead of the December 7, polls.
According to the DCE, it’s a palpable false that the construction of the asphalted roads in the Constituency, are done in preparation of the final funeral rite of a family member of the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) who is also the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Joseph Nii Afotey Agbo.
He stressed that, it was not true that the sitting MP, has lost his father nor his sister in the area, ‘’if there is a funeral to be organized in Kpon, it is the funeral of the late Queen mother of the Kpone Traditional Council” whose only name was given as only Naa.
He said, though the burial of every prominent person, comes at cost to every community and family persons anywhere in the country, same is the funeral in Kpone.
Alhaji Tetteh, gave this advice in reaction to a statement attributed to one Solomon Tetteh Appiah, the NPP’s parliamentary candidate over the construction of some roads in the Constituency.
He urged the NPP and its surrogates in the Constituency, not to be blinded by the overly petty politicking and check their facts before going to town.
The construction of asphalted roads in the area started from Oyibi to Zenu and all the way to Ashaiman, to Michel Camp, as part of the promise the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) made to the constituents of the Kpone-Katamanso, and not for the personal interest of one individual.
He added that the construction works, had to be halted as results of the redevelopment of the Kalyso Bridge, which links to the Barrier road.
He reminded the NPP parliamentary aspirant to be mindful of the fact that, roads are not constructed like an individual building his or her own house or property.
He noted that the construction of roads, follows due process and these processes are followed in accordance with the laws that mandates the Assembly to do so.
He was quick to add that the sitting MP, has shown extreme selflessness in the distribution of projectsin the Constituency, adding that even though the MP, hails from the Kpone area, majority of his largess go to areas outside Kpone.
The DCE, Who was the former Greater Accra Regional chairman of the Ghana Private Roads and Union (GPRTU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), urged the supporters of the NPP in the Constituency, to be mindful of the kind of politics they do.
The Parliamentary Candidate of the NPP, Solomon TettehAppiah, earlier this week, described the construction of an asphalt overlay in the constituency by the NDC as a ‘funeral asphalt’ that is intended to impress mourners, who would be attending the funeral.
Mr. Appiah ,has also accused Afotey-Agbo of serving his personal interest by starting the asphalt at his father’s house at Katamanso, instead of serving his constituents.
“The road between Katamanso to Zenu is funeral asphalt because NDC has ruled this constituency for 24 years, and then when it’s election when you have lost your sister, you are putting asphalt on the road because the president will attend your sister’s funeral,” he disclosed.
“Why didn’t the asphalt continue to Ashaiman but stopped at Zenu and why doesn’t the asphalt continue to Kpone barrier than stop at Adom Herbal”? He queried.
Mr. Appiah made the statement when Rebecca Akufo-Addo, wife of the NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presented some food items to the Kpone-Traditional Council for the celebration of this year’s Homowo festival.
He mentioned that, the asphalt construction is to make an impression on President John Dramani Mahama and other mourners, who would be attending Mr Afotey-Agbo sister’s funeral at Katamanso, thereby, the halfway road construction in the area.
The construction of the asphalt started at his (Afotey-Agbo) father’s residence at Katamanso, but halted at Zenu, instead of linking to the dual-carriage at Ashaiman.
Mr. Appiah, has urged electorates in the area to vote against selfish politicians by voting for the NPP in the upcoming elections.