By: Kingsley Attitsogbui| North Tongu
The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah has said that the Jean Mensah led Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana must take the contributions of many communities and rural areas in its decision making towards national development.
According to him, many communities and rural areas in Ghana have been contributing so much to national development and therefore should not be treated with disdain, contempt and disrespect in national decision making.
“Many communities continue to sacrifice for our collective good, so when policies are being drawn, it is important that people who continue to contribute towards our collective progress and development are not treated with contempt and with such disdain. You see, often people who live in the capital and in the urban communities turn to be a bit inward looking and forget about the sacrifices that others have made” he said.
Hon. Ablakwa continued to say ” you were in Juapong and the people of Juapong have had to sacrifice for the Akosombo Dam to be constructed. A lot of them were relocated and most of them are yet to receive their compensations”.
He stated that the Torgorme and Fodzoku people in his constituency have had to relocate for the construction of the Kpong Dam which is equally serving the nation and contributing largely to national development.
He said the actions of the Jean Mensah led EC is totally unacceptable and that, this was the first time in Ghanaian history that only the Commission’s district offices could register voters.
The MP spoke to the media on a tour in his constituency on Thursday, September 14, 2023, during the limited voter registration exercise being done across the country at only the Electoral Commission’s District Offices.
The exercise which begun on Tuesday September 12, 2023, will end on October 2, 2023.