Contractors abandoned Kumawu roads projects after by-election
Contractors who were working on roads within Kumawu constituency days to the recent by-election have abandoned the projects sites in just two days after the election.
Prior to the by-election, Contractors were seen asphalting and shaping some of the roads which many political pundits described as vote-buying on the part of the government.
However, two days after the election where the ruling party, the New Patriotic Party ( NPP), retained the seat, local media reports that, that the heavy equipment that were busily shaping the bad roads in the district have all been moved out of site.
“All the equipment used to fix the roads were nowhere to be found by Wednesday afternoon.”
“My checks from Bodomase and all the areas roads were being fixed showed that construction of roads had been halted,” a little call reporter said on Wednesday May 24.
He said the community members in the affected areas are livid about the sudden turn of events although they voted massively for the NPP candidate to retain the seat.
This development comes after the NPP newly-elected Member of Parliament for the Kumawu constituency, Ernest Yaw Anim, told news men the government is committed to completing ongoing road projects in the constituency.
At the end of the by-election on May 23, 2023, Mr. Anim polled 15,264 votes, defeating the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Kwasi Amankwaa, and two Independent Candidates, both named Kwaku Duah.
Kwasi Amankwaa from the NDC garnered 3,723 votes, while one of the Kwaku Duah who deferred from the NPP and contested in the 2020 elections had 2,478 votes.
The other Kwaku Duah whose first attempt was during the by-election managed only 62 votes.
.Speaking after his victory in the by-election on Tuesday, May 23, Ernest Anim assured that the government will not renege on its promise to fix all roads within the Kumawu enclave.