By Cecil Mensah
The parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma West Constituency on the ticket of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Madam Dina Twum, has made appeal to the electorate of the area to vote for a candidate, who live and wake up with them in the upcoming November 7 polls.
According to her, the people of the Ablekuma West Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, have taken a bold decision by saying that they want someone who i stays with them.
Madam Dina Twum, made this comment in an exclusive interview with The Herald on the sidelines of the commissioning of a library project at Nasarawa in the Dansoman district of Accra.
Dina Twum, is expected to battle for the parliamentary seat with the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful in the November 7, polls.
Mrs. Owusu-Eduful, who recently won a controversial primary organized by her party in the area, leading to some constituency executives resigning
from the party, is domicile in the plush East Legon area, whilst she is doubling as MP for Ablekuma West.
Madam Twum, said “the people of the area have resolved to vote someone who live and wake up with them.
The people of the Ablekuma West want someone whose party will continue to be in power so that they will not be in wants”
According to her, that is why the people of Ablekuma West, will take a decision on come November 8, when the Electoral Commission declares the governing NDC as the winner of the parliamentary and presidential polls.
She said this is what the people of Ablekuma West would take a bold decision come the day of voting to tell the MP and her NPP, enough of the falsehood in the area.
Commenting on the claims by some elements in the NPP that there is no money in people pockets, she explained that some people some time ago, got moneys into their pockets, but the moneys are nowhere to be found.
‘’People got Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) moneys and put it their pockets but the moneys are nowhere to be found years down the line “.
What president John Dramani Mahama is saying is that, it is not about putting money in peoples pocket, which is the priority, but building
structures, fixing machinery, and giving people the needed education that will empower them.
When we set off to go into production that is where Ghanaians, will start seeing money in their pockets.
According to her, this where the money will follow, because money comes through production.
She said, the money would flow when Ghana starts manufacturing its own products, “Ghana spends money on a lot imports”.
She added that the volumes of trade into Ghana was killing the economy, hence complaints that people there is no money in the pockets.
Madam Twum, a teacher by profession and a proprietor of a school, said the NDC brought a lot of development to Ablekuma west, because the party led
by President John Dramani Mahama, does not only develop its strongholds.
The NDC, has built libraries, language laboratories, huge compounds and spacious classrooms, she revealed
She noted that the governing NDC was working with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to restructure the old classroom blocks into ultra-modern classroom blocks fitted with access to Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilities.