Dr. Dominic Akuretinga Ayine, the Member of Parliament for the Bolgatanga East constituency, has said the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has done very little in terms of development in the constituency. Unlike the NPP, Dr. Ayine claimed that the NDC government, during its time in power, executed numerous development projects to improve the lives of the people in the constituency.
The MP criticized the NPP government’s lack of progress in the Bolgatanga East constituency, saying the situation creates an impression that he is not performing.
“Especially in this constituency, there is this notion that the MP is the one who is supposed to provide all the services, or he is the one who is supposed to bring about development. Development is the obligation of the government in power”, he explained.
Dr. Ayine claimed the government had not initiated any significant development projects in the area and accused them of neglecting the constituency’s needs.
“And as far as I am concerned in this constituency, the New Patriotic Party government has done very little. Apart from Agenda 111, we have had very little development. So, everything that you see that is by way of development in terms of schools, health infrastructure, and so on was initiated and completed by the NDC government and I have continued to assist in the development of the constituency.”
Dr. Ayine made these remarks when he donated 200,000.00 cedis to aid in the completion of a maternity block he is constructing at the Katanga community.
The MP lashed out at the NPP parliamentary candidate for Bolgatanga East, Mathew Silas Amoah, for accusing him of not living up to expectations instead of holding the government of the day accountable to the constituents.
“The media should let him know that he is not an independent candidate. He is a parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party, the government that is not performing, the government that has sent Ghana backward for 20 years. Wherever he gets his money, at the appropriate time, we will know and when he brings it here, he shouldn’t make it look like he is the reason why Bolga East is developing.”
According to Ayine, the government drilled boreholes in the constituency but failed to complete them for use. He accused the government of denying him funds to complete a library project he started in 2016, and he is currently seeking private funding to complete the project. He mentioned that all communities in the Bolgatanga East District were connected to the national grid through his lobbying efforts when the NDC under former President John Dramani Mahama was in power.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Katanga|Ghana