AGITATED YOUTH in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region have threatened to vote against the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) if their roads are not attended to and made motorable.
Addressing a press conference Tuesday morning, Amaning Kwarteng, Spokesperson and Unit Committee Chairman for the Antoa Electoral area said the entire Kwabre East has been subjected to deliberate neglect by the NPP government.
Amaning Kwarteng (Kitoo), Spokesperson for Kwabre Youth addressing a press conference at Antoa, Tuesday morning.
He noted that despite voting for the NPP in every election since 1992, the district and communities under it have seen little or no attention to it in terms of road and other development infrastructure.
‘’We the youth by this press conference are giving the government some weeks to attend to the roads in our district and the communities under the same so that we can commence the next line of action’’, the spokesperson angrily stated.
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The spokesperson decried the attitude of the Members of Parliament in the Ashanti Region, describing them as nuisance.
Kito, as the spokesperson is called, mentioned the number of times they have had to complain to their Member of Parliament about the bad roads.
Nothing, he intimated, has been done to the situation, something he termed as deliberate neglect and wickedness.
‘’I am wondering what the NPP would come to tell residents of this community in 2024 when the general election is due because what they would see if they don’t attend to us would be nasty’’, the spokesperson threatened.
The spokesperson noted that the youth in the community do not have jobs to do despite having some level of education.
A scene of agitated residents blocking some vehicles that were using the Antoa stretch during the press conference
He stressed that with the commitment the people had shown to the NPP government infrastructural developments should have been channeled there to enable the youth get jobs to do.
Mr. Kwarteng wondered how the Ashanti MPs who call themselves Caucus feel when nothing developmental or tangible could be pointed to in the region for its avowed commitment to the NPP.
‘’We will show the NPP something in 2024 and I pray they don’t regret treating us wickedly and in neglect’’, Kito noted.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie