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28.11.2020 Politics

7th December Voting: Women Missing In Amasaman Constituency Race To Parliament

7th December Voting: Women Missing In Amasaman Constituency Race To Parliament
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As the December 2020 elections inches closer, checks from the Amasaman Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, indicate that the Parliamentary race would be an all-men affair with no woman representing.

It is appearing to be a robust contest among four candidates, who are crisscrossing the constituency for votes, a few days to the December polls.

The contestants are; Mr. Akwesi Owusu Afrifa, an Accountant with a masters' degree, representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sedum Kweku Afenyo, a Banker, standing for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Felix Adofo, a broadcaster, is contesting on the ticket of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) and Michael Adjei Mensah, a Technician is representing the National Democratic Party (NDP) in the constituency.

The electorates in the Amasaman Constituency are mostly traders with slightly more females than males.

The constituency's population is youthful, with the majority of them coming from the Ga ethnic group.

Bad roads and lack of potable water are the main challenges of the constituency and likely to be the determinants of the election.

Discussions on the best candidate to fix these challenges are reaching a crescendo, with some of the candidates adopting retail campaigning and door-to-door outreaches to win the hearts of voters.

Public transport, markets, and churches have become debate grounds for many, with the residents divided between the NDC and NPP candidates.

In 2019, some residents held protests to draw the government's attention to bad roads in the expansive commercial community, which is the capital of the Ga West Municipal Assembly (GWMA).

The constituency was created in 2012 and considered a stronghold for NDC.

Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Constituency, has occupied the seat since 2012.


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