Chiefs of Mampongteng protest government’s neglect



Chiefs of Mampongteng Traditional Council in the Ashanti Region have risen against the government for neglecting the town.

The Chiefs led by Barima Saasi Ayeboafo II, have made it clear that their next line of voting will be dependent on the infrastructural development in the community.

Although Mampongteng, the capital of the Afigya Kwabre Municipal Assembly is said to be the voting powerhouse of the ruling New Patriotic Party, the town has for years been deprived of infrastructural and social developments.

From deplorable roads to a 12-year-old abandoned market, the district capital lacks major infrastructural developments.

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The residents of the town in this regard protested over the lack of developmental projects.

Clad in red and black, the members of the community vented their spleens while singing and others drummed on empty tomato cans.

In a related development, the youth of Kwabre East Constituency say the indifference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its government towards them has caused apathy among their rank and file.

At a press conference on Tuesday, the aggrieved youth expressed their utmost disappointment in the party and the Akufo-Addo government.

According to them, although they are staunch NPP supporters, they do not care about the party anymore.

“We no longer have the NPP in our DNA. It is gone. You’ve disappointed us especially, the constituents of Kwabre East,” the youth fumed.

In their view, since assuming the reign of government in 2017, the party has not undertaken any developmental project in Kwabre East to improve the lives of its constituents.

According to them, the deplorable state of the Antoa road is still the same despite President Akufo-Addo’s assumption of office five years ago.

Touching on challenges the Ashanti Region faces, the youth said the NPP government does not only exploit the love Asanteman has for the party but disrespects the residents as well.

They were of the view that the party consistently deceives them about ‘invisible’ projects.

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