Tarkwa-Nsuaem voted massively for NPP; fix their bad roads – NPP Communicator advises Akufo-Addo

Tarkwa-Nsuaem voted massively for NPP; fix their bad roads – NPP Communicator advises Akufo-Addo

The Tarkwa Nsuaem NPP Deputy Communications Officer, Gomashie Edem Wisdom is warning government over failure to fix the deplorable roads in the Tarkwa

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The Tarkwa Nsuaem NPP Deputy Communications Officer, Gomashie Edem Wisdom is warning government over failure to fix the deplorable roads in the Tarkwa Municipality.

His warning follows a protest staged by a group of residents of Tarkwa-Nsuaem known as Concerned Citizens of Tarkwa to register their displeasure after a two-week ultimatum they gave to the government to fix the roads was ignored.

The protestors wearing red bands with placards, blocked the main road, set ablaze car tyres in the middle of the road and prevented vehicles from moving in and out of the municipality.

The demonstration which lasted for more than five hours brought business activities to halt in the area, causing gridlock on the Takoradi main road.

Adding his voice to the incident, Engineer Gomashie Edem Wisdom hints of possible sabotage of efforts of the Member of Parliament and DCE to get support from the Akufo-Addo government for the road construction project in the area.

In a statement, the NPP Communicator noted, “Hon. George Mireku Duker has exploited all the channels in government to make this road a better one. The MCE also played his role in getting it fixed. The lobbying kept on, Chiefs of the great Wassaland added their voices through Presidential encounters and iced the cake with a demonstration last year expressing their displeasure to government.”

Though the current NPP government has enjoyed the highest votes in Tarkwa-Nsuaem being the highest votes ever in the Political history of Western Region and second across the whole country led by Hon. George Mireku Duker in 2016.”

He recalled how the Minister of Roads visited Tarkwa and assured the Chiefs and residents of commencing work on the roads but failed to honour his promise.

He said the damage on the road has “tripled in causing harm to the inhabitants of Tarkwa; dust all over the deplorable stretch, dust-induced diseases has taken over the lives of People living along that stretch, Medical Emergencies being delayed leading to some deaths, Pregnant Women getting Miscarriages among others”.

Bad roads in Tarkwa force residents to demonstrate

Concerned citizens of Tarkwa and Nsuaem in the Western region have blocked the main road that links their community to Takoradi and the Western-North Region to register their displeasure over the bad nature of roads in the municipality.

Posted by Awake News on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Below is the full statement

TARKWA ROAD

To Who It May Concern.

Ing. Gomashie Edem Wisdom writes,

The state of Tarkwa roads (most especially, Ahwetieso-Tarkwa road section) was in a state of anomy when the NPP won power and was sworn in 2017.

It became the number 1 task for a first time MP, which time will later tell as one of the most vibrant MPs of the 7th Parliament.

Hon. George Mireku Duker has exploited all the channels in government to make this road a better one. The MCE also played his role in getting it fixed.

The lobbying kept on, Chiefs of the great Wassaland added their voices through Presidential encounters and iced the cake with a demonstration last year expressing their displeasure to government.

Hon. Duker was under severe pressure, got the Minister of Roads to Tarkwa who came and assured the Chiefs and People of Tarkwa of their plea being heard and made a nice promise.

Time passed quickly, and the road has tripled in causing harm to the inhabitants of Tarkwa; dust all over the deplorable stretch, dust-induced diseases has taken over the lives of People living along that stretch, Medical Emergencies being delayed leading to some deaths, Pregnant Women getting Miscarriages among others.

At this stage, The People has come to believe that, the local Political heads (MP, MCE) has failed them and this point even if not the case is well hammered by Self-Styled Regime Changers and some group of Opposition Elements which I wouldn’t blame much because results matters.

The Tarkwa road matters is soo sad.

Economically

This is a town with 3 Mining Companies, AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem, Goldfields Tarkwa Mine and Ghana Manganese Company.

These companies contribute soo much in terms of Corporate Taxes, Royalties, Dividends and Foreign Direct Investment to our country than any town in Ghana currently can provide in terms of Exploitation of Natural Resources.

The Domestic Tax returns of Tarkwa alone is soo much in the coffers of our country.

Politically

The current NPP government has enjoyed the highest votes in Tarkwa-Nsuaem being the highest votes ever in the Political history of Western Region and second across the whole country led by Hon. George Mireku Duker in 2016.

Is this the way to reward them back?

I’m not sounding tribalistic here, but if Kumasi Town Roads could receive a €50 million uplift, what denies Tarkwa of same, less or more?

Today, a group of young and old folks of Tarkwa took to the streets and once again expressed their displeasure.

I support every good course that will bring peace and prosperity to people forgetting about party colours. It is sad

There is a greater scent of Political Sabotage in this matter.

This Sabotage must come to an end.

The People appointed and sitting at Regional Coordinating Council to ensure this is done and enjoying the fruits of Sabotage, I say Ayekoo to all of them.

The People close to the President of the Republic, who negates the Tarkwa roads out of reach, I say to you Ayekoo.

To some members of the NPP who may not feel comfortable with this message, I humbly remind you that, my NPP membership card is still intact.

Let us put our best foot forward and fix the Tarkwa roads now.

We may not get the second chance to explain to the people. The time is now

Signed!

Gomashie Edem Wisdom

Tarkwa Nsuaem NPP Deputy Communications Officer

Source: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com