The Assemblyman for Bongo-Beo Tankoo Electoral Area in the Bongo District, Emmanuel Akolgo has lamented that the [electoral area] is yet to receive pledges totaling GH₵13,000 made by their Member of Parliament Hon. Edward Bawa to support the construction of a footbridge and two other infrastructural projects.
The footbridge, according to the assemblyman, collapsed almost a decade ago. This has made movement difficult during the rainy season. Mr. Akolgo, the Assemblyman for the area, added that the MP’s pledge of GH₵5000 made in 2019 was yet to be received to execute the project.
“We were having a footbridge which collapsed about 8 years or 9 years ago. For that in particular, I have been with my MP, Hon. Edward Bawa. When he came to us for a meeting, we told him [in 2019] that we don’t even mind if you [Edward Bawa, MP for Bongo] don’t all and you even give us small, then we will be able to solicit funds or the community will mobilize ourselves and see if we can get a culvert or a place where we think we can work on it.”
“He promised giving us GH₵5000. We said no problem. Though it was not enough, it can help. As I’m speaking now, I have the documents with me here.”
Emmanual Akolgo further stated that, other pledges yet to be fulfilled by the MP are a GH₵ 4000 pledge to support the purchase of a fence wire for the women for dry season farming and GH₵ 4000 to renovate a weighing center.
“And the other one was the dry-season irrigation farming. The women there needed some fencing to fence their place and that was about GH₵4000. And then there was a weighing centre where the roof and building was very bad so we needed to do some renovation. So, he also asked us to budget for it. We did and it was GH₵4000 plus. Then he promised to help us but from 2019, 2020 up till now we haven’t received anything from him.”
The Assemblyman for the Bong-Beo Tankoo electoral area said he couldn’t find words to describe the behavior of the MP towards honoring the pledges. He added that all attempts to get the MP to fulfill his pledges have proved futile.
“With this one, I don’t want to use the word deceive, but I don’t know the best word to describe this behavior because you promised us. The community leaders and community elders were there. You asked me to write, and since then I wrote the letter, and I’ve been following up, calling you and even texting and sending you a message and we have to call for a meeting because the money is not coming.”
He made these comments during an interaction with A1 Radio on the state of roads on the Day Break Upper East Show with Gerard Awombadek Asagi.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana