Voters in the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira constituency, in the Western Region, say they have already rejected former President John Dramani Mahama and his opposition National Democratic Congress for neglecting them during their eight years in power.
The fuming voters contend there is no reason in giving their mandate to an insensitive party.
A cross section of the electorate interviewed by the Daily Statesman early this week attributed their rejection of NDC to a number of reasons, including the refusal of the past NDC government to construct the Axim Sea Defence wall, in spite of cries by the chiefs and people that absence of a wall around the sea posed great danger to lives and property.
They also cited the party’s failure to make Gwira Traditional Area a cocoa district to enable the residents benefit from Ghana Cocoa Board’s welfare schemes such as cocoa road construction and scholarships to their children.
Again, the voters wonder why NDC failed to construct the Axim Fishing Harbour after the sod cutting ceremony by the late Mrs Gladys Asmah, shortly before NPP’s exit from power in 2008, and further accused the erstwhile Mahama government of failing to offer ministerial appointment to a single resident from Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira.
They, however, stated that the situation has now improved under the Akufo-Addo’s government, with over 500 youth benefiting from vocational training by Aseda Foundation and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.
They said the sea defence wall has now been constructed by the ruling NPP, with 60 per cent work on the Axim Fishing Harbour project also completed.
“Gwira Traditional Area, the major cocoa growing community in the constituency, can now boast of cocoa roads, with construction works on a number of these roads, including that on Gwira Ainyinase to Gwira Wiawso and Asasetre to Gwira Banso, still ongoing,” some of the residents said.
They accordingly pledged to vote massively for President Akufo-Addo and Catherine Ableema Afeku, the Member of Parliament for the area.