A former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), for La Dade-Kotopon, Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, has revealed that factions in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the area affected the chances of their Parliamentary Candidates (PC).
She made the statement to explain one of the reasons the NDC lost the La Dade-Kotopon seat to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections.
Speaking on Radio Gold’s political show “Pampaso”, she explained that this problem mostly comes up after the aspirants who led these camps fail to explain to their followers the need for unity and purpose.
The former La MCE indicated that any winner in the constituency primaries would need the support of the losers and their followers to rally together in the quest to win the external elections.
She said whatever camp that might have been created, aspirants leading it should make ‘unity their hallmark’ so they could quickly dissolve such camps easily because the NDC is a mass political party that needs total unity and support going into the general elections in the constituency.
Madam Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, who disclosed her intent to contest the NDC Parliamentary Candidacy in the La Dade-Kotopon Constituency, pointed out that lots of development projects went on in the municipality some of which are at various levels of completion.
Speaking on a number of developmental issues and the current poor sanitation situation in the area, she mentioned the construction of new office complex at the Assembly cum other offices on the same compound and another office opposite El-Wak Sports Stadium.
As the first MCE for the newly created Assembly then, she started the construction of a market complex which is about 75% complete at the time she was exiting office, and some roads under her tenure which were completed in some parts of Tse-Addo (East La); aside works on resurfacing of La township roads amongst many others by the Mahama led NDC administration.
Naa Odoley Sowah informed Pampaso show host, Samuel Huntor, that, her regime initiated many other projects including drains and these were supposed to be followed with roads in most parts of La, but for the change of government these projects came to a halt.
As the only female among the aspirants, she charged the people of La to return the former President Maham and the NDC into power to restore the economic dignity Ghanaians used to enjoy in the country.
She alleged that the NDC is still creating jobs for Ghanaians even in opposition, in the area of health, education, ITC, the Airport terminal 3, Tema and Takoradi Harbours expansion work amongst others.
“For Ghanaians to see money in their pockets, former President John Mahama must be brought back to continue with all the viable projects he started to expand Ghana’s development to improve the economy.
Source: Elikplim K. Awuyeh