The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Ablekuma Central constituency, Mr. Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, has attributed lack of development in the constituency to lack effective communication and commitment by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area who had spent 10 years in Parliament.
He said it was the duty of the MP to define a clear agenda with the electorate involved and draw programmes that could be in their best interest in order to reduce poverty and also eliminate ignorance.
Mr. Chaie, who was addressing the executives of the Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers and party members on Wednesday, said many MPs have failed their people because they do not allow themselves to be criticized by the electorate.
He expressed regret that the situation in which Abossey Okai was left much to be desired due to the lack of coordination, vision and competency creating the impression that government does not generate revenue from the area.
He said he would use his marketing skills as wells as his past experiences to help mould the youth to lead decent lives, and urged the electorate to vote for him for a real change.
Mr. Chaie also explained simple basic economic principles to the electorate and asked, “how can we live in a society where poverty has engulfed the whole nation while only few are enjoying; everyone is borrowing all over without saving at the banks.”
He reminded the electorate of the bad policies of New Patriotic Party (NPP) had left the nation with so many problems, such as high corruption, armed robberies, and lack of basic amenities as well as jobs for the youth.
He said the nation needed a selfless leader like Professor John Evans Atta Mills who cared about the people to bring a new vision to transform their lives and urged the youth not to make mistake to vote to retain the NPP in office, otherwise they should expect more hardships.
Mr. Mawuko Amedume, Abossey Okai ward chairman of the party urged the NDC supporters to be vigilant at the polling stations and fill all forms of loopholes which were the reasons why the party lost in 2004.