Politics of Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Some new banners are gradually invading the streets of Tamale in the Northern Region.
The banners have the portraits of the presidential nominee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, and the parliamentary nominee of the opposition New Patriotic Party for the Tamale Central Constituency Ibrahim Anyass.
These banners have been mounted high on the Pagsara Road in Sabonjida and at the meeting places of the Gaza and Facebook Youth Wings in the Tamale Central Constituency.
TV3 sought answers on the new trend of banners flooding the constituency from Gaza and Facebook Youth Wings and it was revealed that the swap in portraits is an expression of disappointment at the Member of Parliament Lawyer Inusah Fuseini.
According to some of the members, “the Minister for Roads and Highways has only awarded series of speed ramps as contract and they wonder if that is his definition of road construction”.
The speed ramps that have invaded most streets in the Tamale Metropolis have raised criticism but the Mayor of Tamale, Hassan Gundadoo, maintained it is to reduce accidents on the roads.
“The speed ramps are deliberate attempt to reduce accidents on our roads, you wouldn’t believe the number of deaths recorded as a result of accidents which is due to over speeding,” the Metropolitan Chief Executive said.
They also allege the two-time Member of Parliament only visits the constituency when it is time to canvass for votes without regarding their developmental needs.
The magajia of the area laments “we have been voting the National Democratic Congress since 1992 and during those periods we witnessed some developments but eight years under the disappointed Member of Parliament Inusah Fuseini, we have witnessed nothing but hardship”.
Some also attributed their inability to continue their education to “the non-existence of jobs whiles the Member of Parliament splashes money on unnecessary things”.
The youth also revealed the massive turnout at the campaign launch of the Member of Parliament was because of Shatta Wale and Fancy Gadam thus the minister should not be deceived by the crowd.
In effect, the youth wings have began canvassing votes for the parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party as they trust his conviction.