By Agnes Ansah, GNA
Accra Nov. 29, GNA - The Ablekuma North constituency will witness a tremendous infrastructural and human resource development change if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is voted into power, says Nana Akua Owusu-Afriyie, the aspiring parliamentary candidate.
“If Nana and myself are voted into power come December 7th, we will construct all the roads in Ablekuma North,” Mrs Afriyie told the Ghana News Agency in an interview.
The interview was captured under the Ghana News Agency project “GNA Tracks Elections 2016 project,” being funded by GOIL, the country’s foremost indigenous oil marketing company, and CIMG 2015 Petroleum Company of the year.
The project seeks to educate the electorate on the various issues raised by political parties, the elections management body and other governance institutions.
It aims at ensuring gender and social inclusion in national politics and also provide voice for the youth, vulnerable groups, opinion leaders and the broader spectrum of the society to contribute to peaceful elections.
Another objective of the project is to create a platform to analyse the manifestoes of all political parties and provide in-depth news items on each thematic area, as captured to the electorate for them to make an informed judgement.
The one-time women’s organiser for the NPP said she would construct roads and drainages, establish a youth and labour centre for the constituency when voted into power.
“I will also provide soft loans and capital for start-up businesses as well as scholarship to brilliant but needy students when I become the MP for Ablekuma North,” she said.
“The roads when constructed will also ease traffic in the area while the drainage systems will ensure a flood free constituency,” she observed.
Mrs Afriyie said most of the youth in the constituency have found themselves in bad company due to poor upbringing so the career centre would seek to address issues on career parts while providing avenue for them to gain better employment.
She said the labour centre would be a place where artisans would be groomed to offer service to prospective customers when the need be.
The aspiring MP said all these projects would be realised with the one million dollar that Nana would allocate to constituencies when voted into power.
“The inclusion of chiefs and non-governmental organisations in this project will not be over looked since it would speed up development in the area," she said.
She assured Ghanaians that her candidature was secured due to the operation 80,000 votes she adopted and asked them to look forward to a reform Ablekuma North.