President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has come under fire from Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament Sam Nartey George for the appalling condition of the roads in his district, especially those in Dawhenya and Afienya.
In order to give the president a sense of the terrible state of the roads in the Ningo-Prampram constituency, he vowed to obstruct the president’s convoy whenever it used that particular stretch of road.
Sam George bemoaned the lack of development in spite of constant cries for better roads, saying he and his people had been contacting the government for the last seven years, but all of their efforts had been in vain.
“The people of Ningo-Prampram and the people of Afienya deserve good roads. What is the meaning of this? I think I need to organize my people,’’ he said in a viral video sighed by 1Family Radio.
“Let me serve this notice, Mr. President. The next time you are going to Akosombo, I will block in Afienya. Or the next time you are going to the Volta Region, I will block you in Dawhenya and make sure you walk on the road to see.’’
“We also pay taxes; why is this? We begged for seven years; is it because it is Sam George?’’ He asked.
The Member of Parliament explained the peculiarities of the potholes, pointing out that the President’s bed and the former embattled Sanitation Minister’s bed could actually fit inside the potholes in his constituency.
“In Akufo-Addo’s hometown, even the cemetery has asphalt. But look at the roads to his wife’s father’s house. These are not potholes; even Akufo-Addo’s bed and Cecilia Dapaah’s bed can fit inside these holes with the $1 million under it,’’ he fumed.
“We have complained about this road; we have complained, and even the minister of roads literally said he has given up. We don’t know whether the problem is the road minister or the one who is always wearing white and quoting the Bible but killing all of us and refusing to release money.’’
“A contractor has been put on this road, Semen Ghana, for seven years and counting. I heard two weeks ago that they were coming to remove the covet. I am waiting for them; they should come again,’’ he dared.