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Politics of Friday, 26 September 2014

Source: adomonline

I can’t fit in Baah-Wiredu’s shoes - MP

Member of Parliament for Asante Akim North, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang says his predecessor, Ghana’s former Finance Minister, Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu’s shoe is too big for him as an incumbent.

According to him, the standard set by Mr. Baah-Wiredu as then MP in the area will be difficult for him to beat.

“My uncle was a selfless leader who wanted good for the people of Ghana,” he noted.

Kwadwo Baah-Agyemang made the confession in an interview with Captain Smart on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem.

The former Finance Minister, Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu, died six years ago in South Africa where he had gone to seek medical attention.

He is described as the most successful Finance Minister in the erstwhile Kufuor administration given his prudent economic measures which boosted Ghana’s economy.

Mr. Baah-Wiredu was held in high esteem in his constituency due to what they say is his phenomenal contribution to the development of Asante Akyem.

Based on this records, the current MP, Kwadwo Baah-Agyemang sees his position as a herculean task.

“I’m finding it very difficult to fit in my late uncle’s shoes; I’m following his footsteps to complete what he started,” he stated.

The legislator described as worrying how most of his constituents want him to behave like the late Baah-Wiredu in his dealings with them.

The Asante Akim North MP stressed that though he cannot meet the standards set by his predecessor, “the people should have confidence in my ability to deliver.”