Politics of Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Source: Isaac Kyei Andoh
The National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Program and Aspiring Parliamentary Candidate for Chiana Paga Constituency, Hon. Abuga Pele and assure party of an overwhelming victory come the 2012 Parliamentary Elections. According to him, the Constituency has been able to resolve the differences that enabled the incumbent NPP Member of Parliament to sneak through for the very first time.
Speaking exclusively to this reporter, Hon. Pele revealed that though nobody can be holistically sure of winning an election until it is conducted, candidate rely heavily on the vies of people, the performance of the incumbent and his popularity to draw conclusions.
According to him, the performance of the incumbent and the massive call of the people on him to come rescue them from poor leadership of the incumbent attest to the fact that the NPP has no future in the constituency. Hon. Abuga Pele who was the Member of Parliament for the area until he lost to Mr. Leo Kaba in 2008 elections, believes that issues and lies that led to his lost have been resolved and clarified respectively.
He said. “Today the people have regretted voting against me based on the rumors that I led the situation of the District Capital in Paga because the know it is the NPP government to chose Paga ahead of the other communities and have witnessed my continual effort to ensure that more districts are created to fast track the development of the area”.
He added that many of the people who benefitted from the scholarship scheme he instituted with 60 percent of his common fund and are no longer befitting from this social centered initiative are straggling to take are of the education of their children because they have been neglected by the current holder of the seat.
The aspirant who expressed the worry on the inability of many students to further their education to Senior High and Tertiary said through his own efforts he had sponsored a lot of students in the area into tertiary institutions who had completed and were now working and contributing to national development, there was still lot more to be done.
“There are still more students in the area who have qualified to enter tertiary institutions but cannot go. When I win the seat, the first thing I will do is to set up an Education Endowment Fund to tackle the educational problems in the area.”
He regretted that the Kassena-Nankana East District Assembly could not sponsor more students who would contribute to the human resource base of the District and stressed that as a District Assembly one of the cardinal objectives was to build the human resource and wondered why the Assembly was not doing much in that aspect.
According to Mr Pele, the Chiana-Paga Constituency was endowed with more natural resources which could be tapped for development but which the Assembly had failed to utilise and cited the Paga Crocodile pound and the Slave Camp there as examples.
He said when he wins the Constituency seat he would assist the Assembly to get development partners to develop the area’s tourist sites to attract more tourists that would generate more employment and income for the people. Hon. Pele called on Assembly members in the area to be more proactive at ensuring that they got more development projects to their respective communities so as to win the confidence of the people.
“I will bring all the assembly members in my constituency on board when I get the nod to brainstorm and to assist them to lobby for more development projects for their respective localities”.
Mr. Pele said he had started lobbying with development partners for his constituency and had gotten more of them which would bring development projects to his constituency, and said he was confident he would win the seat by over five thousands votes and stressed that the figure should be put on record.
Reporter: Isaac Kyei Andoh