It seems the only alternative for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to win the Bongo constituency seat is for the party to resort to begging the residents, and that is exactly what Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister, has done.
The people of Bongo who appears to have seen nothing good about the NPP despite its touted pro-poor policies purported to have spread across the country, have been loyal and voting massively for the NDC since 1992.
But Stephen Yakubu could not fathom why the people of Bongo keep rejecting the NPP in every election year, despite the development successive governments under the party have brought to the people of Bongo.
“As a development party, we have brought this huge investment to Bongo, so please, Bongo people, in 2024, you have to reward us. Allow us to win this seat at least once so that you will see what we can do for you. Test us and see. Try us and see”, Mr. Yakubu passionately appealed.
The Upper East Regional Minister made this passionately appealing when the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, inaugurated the Bongo-Soe Community Mining Scheme in the Bongo district.
The Upper East Regional Minister said some political opponents will do all that they can to deny the NPP credit for the inauguration of the Bongo-Soe Community Mining Scheme.
“They are going to say it is a government project. Ok, yes, it is a government project, but other governments came and didn’t do it and we have done it. We could have even taken it to our one single MP that we have in Binduri. Or, we could have even decided not to do it at all, but here we are as a development party. So, Bongo people, 2024 you have to reward us”, Mr. Yakubu stated.
The Bongo-Soe Community Mining scheme is the first of its kind in the Upper East Region and the second in Northern Ghana. According to Mr. Yakubu, the inauguration of the community mining scheme confirms that “the NPP is a party that thinks about the people and delivers”.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bongo-Soe|Ghana