Kumawood actor, Michael Afranie has confirmed to Zionfelix.com that he will contest as Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Manso Nkwanta constituency in the Amansie West district of the Ashanti Region during the upcoming general election.
Mr. Afranie, in a phone interview revealed that he has worked with NPP for a very long time but he believes he has to contest as an independent candidate else his dream to be a president in future will not come to fruition.
The veteran actor who has served as an Assemblyman in the area in giving reasons for aspiring as an independent candidate said “If I go for primaries, they might say it’s not my turn. We all know that NPP primaries are based on money. They will push money into the election which will shut my dream. Because of this, I decided to go as an independent candidate.”
Speaking on his successes with the New Patriotic Party when he was a staunch member, Michael Afranie disclosed that “I’ve been an active member of NPP for many years. Since 1992, I’ve been a youth organiser and polling agent at Bantama constituency. Everybody including Chairman Wontumi knows for a fact that I’m an NPP boy”.
Hammering on his chances of winning the seat at Manso Nkwanta, Michael Afranie revealed that “the incumbent who won because of money is not the favorite of many. He has this tag on him which says that he will not allow the youth in the area to embark on ‘galamsey’. I know for a fact that the act is illegal in Ghana but Chinese are allowed to do that in the community. I have my policies to also help the youth in the constituency to also mine the gold legally.”
He continued that “unemployment is very high in the constituency so I will make sure startup capital for jobs are easily accessed for the people to also gain employment. I will also give scholarships to the needy and brilliant students in the community to obtain quality education.”
Michael Afranie also revealed his plans for the entertainment industry and this is how he will canvas votes to win the seat at Manso Nkwanta constituency as independent candidate.
Listen to full interview Kumawood actor and production manager, Michael Afranie had with Zionfelix.com below: