We will decide jokey MPs fate next four years - Residents in Kumasi warn Members of Parliament
They have also reminded Nana Akufo Addo to fulfil his promises made to the people in the Ashanti Region.
Residents in the capital of the Ashanti Region have warned Members of Parliament to be hardworking in their various constituencies and quit joshing around for selfish gains because failure to impress constituents after four years would lead to their exit.
Inhabitants have also reminded Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to fulfil his promises made to people in the New Patriotic Party’s stronghold and never repeat the mistake made by former president John Agyekum Kufuor which deprived the region of infrastructural projects some years ago.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo was declared as the winner of the presidential elections by the Electoral Commissioner on December 7, 2020, and has been officially sworn in today, January 7, 2021, by the Attorney General to carry on his mandate as the first gentleman of the land.
Residents with mixed feelings have expressed satisfaction at the President’s recommencement of duties yet were not happy at the manner at which elections were conducted in parliament for the Speaker of Parliament on Thursday morning.
Soireenews spoke with citizens at Kumasi Kejetia and their words were full of concern to the president and his crop of Parliamentarians.
“We are grateful to God for the swearing-in ceremony of Nana Addo finally. My advice to him is to focus on developing the Ashanti Region because our roads are in a deplorable state,” Mad Akosua Boah spoke passionately.
“When it’s time for election, they locate who made them leaders and plead for votes yet when they are in power, everything is about Accra.
“Kumasi is part of Ghana and this is a word of caution to Nana Addo for his Members of Parliaments. If they fail to embark on road construction and infrastructural development at their various constituencies, we will teach them a lesson in 2024. Let the jokey parliamentarians know that their reckless manners have been unfolded in our very eye. We will define their status as to whether they represent us or it is for their very interest,” she added.
Mr Michael Amponsah also reminded Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo that he owes the people of Kumasi a lot in terms of road and factories to provide the youth jobs. He notified that hardworking Ministers should be appointed to serve the function assigned. Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive selections were warned to be measured before official tenures.
“Nana should remember the promise he made to the people of Ashanti Region now that he is the legitimate President of the land,” Mr Asuo Afram said.
“We are facing a lot of challenges and wear calling on him to come to our aid because we made him the president. Nana should also be diligent in selecting his ministers since we don’t want lazy appointees this time. He should appoint us a better Metropolitan Boss who can reason well with us. Traders have a lot of issues we are battling and that needs to be addressed.
"Majority of appointees come for selfish gains as confirmed in the just-ended elections. Had it not been Nana Addo’s good works, NPP would have lost again.”
As of Ophelia Agyemang, a shopper, she was overjoyed that Nana Akufo Addo has been sworn in as the fifth president of Ghana in the fourth republic.
“I am happy Nana Addo is now president of Ghana regardless of other matters. The leader of the country is the significant deal.
“People in the Ashanti Region have hope in their hearts that this is our turn to develop the region. As long as Nana represents the New Patriotic Party, we have faith in him to lead and make Kumasi great and strong in his final term.”
“We are expecting the president to continue the good works he started four years ago,” Mr Adu Boateng, a businessman revealed.
“The developmental projects like roads, schools, hospitals, factories and others must all be done as he did in his first term. Although Kumasi voted immensely for him yet all the regions must have a share of the national cake because I believe very well that every Ghanaians played a key role in the victory of Nana Addo.
On the appointment of a new speaker, he said, “NPP parliamentary members were calling for the former speaker, Aaron Mike Oquaye, although it never happened yet I believe very well that Alban Bagbin is also a Ghanaian and his choosing is for the interest of Ghana.”