The Municipal Chief Executive for Nkwantanang has described as laughable the Madina MP’s decision to embark on a demonstration over lack of development in his constituency.
Jennifer Dede Adjabeng, in an interview on JoyNews’ AM Show, said lawmakers contribute to an area’s development through lobbying. Therefore, it is unfortunate for Francis-Xavier Sosu to resort to protest to get the needed infrastructural projects for the Madina community.
“Respectfully, we all know how Members of Parliament play a key role in lobbying their colleagues to bring development. And you come in, and you cannot boast of one meter of road, and your easy way of this is a demonstration.
“It is very unfortunate, and we need him to do better than that,” she said on Tuesday.
Mr Sosu on Monday revealed that he has served notice of a constituency-wide demonstration to call on the appropriate authorities to do the needful.
According to Mr Sosu, the protest scheduled for October 18, is to demand government’s attention on the poor roads and drains in the area.
It comes after scores of residents at Oyarifa Green Hills, a suburb within the constituency, are reported to have been trapped in their homes by floodwaters for the past five days.
Children are unable to go to school because the floodwaters are yet to recede.
The affected residents observed that buildings in waterways and the absence of drains in the area, have made it almost impossible for floodwaters to recede even days after it rains.
However, the MCE of Nkwantanang said hitting the street to drum home the urgent need of infrastructural projects in Madina is not a prudent approach.
Taking a jibe at the legislator championing the protest, Madam Adjabeng said, “When you stand on platforms to make all the noise that when you go to parliament you will do [ABC] for the people and you do a quick ‘U’ turn to come and tell us that you are a lawmaker and not a development agent, then sorry it is laughable.”
She subsequently added, “Your colleagues in Parliaments are getting us asphalt roads, and they are standing on workers to supervise, instead of you to emulate that, you are on the street asking for a demonstration.”