By Paul Mamattah
A group calling itself Nanung Youth for Development (NYFD) has given the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bimbilla, Dominic Nitiwul, a one-month ultimatum to complete the Bimbilla Senior High School dining hall and the Assembly Hall project and hand it over to the school.
According to the group, the current state of the school dining hall, reflects the failure and insensitivity of our MP.
Addressing a press conference at Bimbilla, the leader of the NYFD, Jacob Kpebu, explained that, the school project contract was awarded to Mr. Nitiwul in the year 2013 and was expected to be completed within 18 months.
He added that nine years down the lane, the project is still under construction and the whole project is shoddy work being done saying; a project that is at its finishing state has its roof already leaking and the ceiling threatening to come down.
“It appears our MP pretends not to see the suffering of our vulnerable students in the Bimbilla Senior High School during meals. This is clear pictorial evidence of what students go through when food is ready and is to be served. Hon Nitiwul should have rather been the person fighting a contractor who does this to his constituents and not to be the one in these insensitive acts towards his people, especially students of the Bimbilla Senior High School”. Mr. Kpebu stated.
The leader of the group, further stated that Mr Nitiwul’s position in the Nana Addo’s government alone is enough to provide hundreds of jobs for the youth in the Constituency and questioned the MP, about the number of people in the Constituency he has provided with jobs.
“Sometimes I wonder how our MP feels anytime he visits the Constituency and sees the youth always seated under trees and sheds. We equally deserve better. Teach us how to fish and don’t always tell us to wait after you have had a bumper harvest, then a minute fraction is given to us”. He quizzed.
He also expressed concern over the deplorable nature of Bimbilla Dangbe Salaga road which he noted that people have developed several episodes of asthmatic attacks as a result of the bad nature of the road.
According to Mr Kpebu, anytime the issue of the town roads emerges, they are told the contractor is on his way coming and will start work soon.
“If his pace was even like that of a chameleon, he would have been here long ago. And if we demand to know the person behind the contract, authorities tell us they don’t also know who the contractor is.
Last year alone, we had over 20 accident cases on that road and about five people lost their lives. Some are deformed as we speak to you now. Before the 2020 elections, he used these town roads and the Bimbilla Community Center as his campaign message. He promised the people those projects were going to be completed even before the elections”. He stated.
Mr Kpebu, therefore, appealed to President Akufo-Addo, to as a matter of urgency investigate the contract to ensure the right thing is done and want all the inferior materials removed and proper ones fixed.