Central RCC rejects NDC parliamentary aspirant
From David Allan Paintsil, Cape Coast
The Central Regional Coordinating Council (CRCC) has taken a swipe at Mrs. Pokuah Sawyer, a ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant for the Agona East constituency, for taking credit for projects implemented by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) in the area.
A statement, circulated among the press in the region on Thursday, which was signed by Mr. Ike Afenyi Donkor, Regional Public Relations (PRO) Officer, said Alhaji Jabire, Chief Imam of Mankrong Junction in the Agona East District, urged the NDC delegates to vote for competent persons in the primaries like Mrs Sawyer, as their parliamentary candidate for the 2012 elections.
This was because Mrs Sawyer had financed a number of projects such as dormitory blocks at the Agona Kwanyarko and Awutu Obrachire Secondary Technical schools, and a six-unit classroom block in addition to office store and a modern toilet facility for the Mankrong Junction Islamic Junior High School.
In view of media publication that sought to give credit to Mrs. Sawyer, the CRCC decided to put it on record that all the projects were executed by the Government of Ghana, through the GETfund, and that under no circumstance, had any individual in the Agona East privately financed those projects, as was claimed by Alhaji Jabire.
The statement urged the general public not to take the publication serious, because it was a fabricated one, and urged media personnel to seek clarification before going public.
The Agona East Constituency, which is currently occupied by NPP’s John Adjabeng, is gradually becoming a hot seat, as some NDC bigwigs such as the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, had picked nomination forms to contest the primary, with Mrs Pokuah Sawyer, a Real Estate Developer, being the first to lead the way.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Martin Luther Obeng, is also reported to have expressed an interest to contest the primaries.
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