A youth group from the Assin Municipality of the Central Region has announced they are resorting to mediation from their ancestors to bring to punish successive politicians who have lied for power and have neglected to fulfill their promises.
The group called Network for Assin Development has issued a statement virtually cursing the likes of Assin Central MP, Ken Agyapong and the General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu.
“The Youth of Assin land will not have time to mount any demonstration again but, we shall only hand over these duty bearers into the hands of ours ancestors to deal them mercilessly,” they stated.
President of the Network, Samuel Adobah, lamented that up to 90 percent of Assin roads are deplorable.
Successive governments, he adds, have turned a blind eye to the problem leaving the area bereft of the requisite development.
According to him, they only see these politicians trooping into the area during election time and they usually come bearing empty promises to the electorates.
“For some time now, we have been having sleepless nights since ancestors are haunting us simply because we the youth have refused to push for developmental projects. Our ancestors are therefore pressuring us to stand firm and ask for a fair share of the national cake. It is sad to say some of our ancestors never set eyes on asphalt roads before they transited to the next world,” Mr. Adobah lamented.
He points out that the road linking Assin Brofoyedur, Akropong to Akim Oda has been in a deplorable state ‘since the creation of the world and nothing has been done about till now.”
According to Mr. Samuel Adobah, last year the government awarded a contract to a construction company to commence work on these roads but after elections; the contractors left.
This he said, is something well known to their Member of Parliament Hon Kennedy Agyapon and the MCE for the area.
“It is obvious that politicians have taken the Assin land for granted. They only visit us when they are in need of our votes. This is wickedness. As a matter of urgency, the Network For Assin Development wants to inform the prominent personalities such as Mr. John Boadu, Assin Central MP, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Assin North MP, and Assin South MP together with all the MCEs to collaborate and push for developmental projects,” he said.