The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate in the Talensi constituency of the Upper East Region, Daniel Duun Mahama, has reiterated his desire to serve the people of the area to the best of his capacity.
Mr. Mahama added that he would need the support of the party and general residents of the Talensi constituency to be able to achieve his lofty goal of developing the constituency and improving the welfare of the people who live there.
He shared these thoughts when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
“Truly, I am prepared to serve. As a human being, I cannot do everything, but I can do the very best that I can to improve the lives of the people,” he stated.
If given the nod to lead the constituency as Member of Parliament, Mr. Mahama explained that given the sacrifices many played to get him elected, it would not be proper of him to abandon residents.
“When you get the nod, you need to touch the base. See how these women suffered, queuing in the sun to vote for me [to be PC], Sometimes when we go around, we see the women doing the campaign around 10pm, 11pm and 12am, and even through the rain, if you get the nod and still turn your back on them, it is not the best,” he said.
Ahead of the NDC’s May 13, 2023, primaries, Mr. Mahama, who spoke to the media after his vetting, stated that the quality of education and improving safe mining among youth are two of the main issues motivating him to run.
Mr. Mahama noted that despite the efforts made by previous Members of Parliament in the area, youth continue to struggle with mining activities.
He said, “Space and avenues ought to be created where the youth can have the expertise and how they can conduct safe mining. That’s why, as a lawmaker, you can engage partners, for instance, the School of Mines; a branch can be established here where our youth can also learn and equip themselves in the area of mining.”
He stressed further that “This Talensi district has been noted as one of the vibrant districts in the region, but the quality of education we want to have is not there. For instance, the basic level ought to be equipped with ultramodern, state-of-the-art facilities where our children can have the finest education they desire, but we can’t talk of such here. So, that is also a focus area that I think, when given the opportunity, I will work on.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana