High-ranking NPP party executives have failed to address the deplorable condition of roads in their own hometowns-Hon aCollins Dauda
On August 26, 2023, marking the 15th enstoolment ceremony of Goaso Manhene Nana Akwasi Bosomprah, Hon. Collins Dauda, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asutifi South in the Ahafo Region, drew attention to the lack of adequate road infrastructure within the Ahafo Region, particularly in the context of the current administration.
During his speech, Hon. Collins Dauda took the opportunity to address what he perceives as a significant issue affecting the region’s progress – the poor state of its road network. He emphasized that despite being part of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), several high-ranking party executives have failed to address the deplorable condition of roads in their own hometowns. Notable figures among them include the Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. George Yaw Boakye, and the Ahafo Regional NPP Chairman, Mr. Owusu Sekyere.
In his remarks, Hon. Collins Dauda criticized the lack of action taken by these officials to improve the road infrastructure, suggesting that this inaction is particularly concerning given their positions within the government. He expressed his disappointment in their inability to address a fundamental issue affecting their communities, despite being in power.
The MP further highlighted the broader challenge faced by the Ahafo Region with regards to road development. He pointed out that the region’s road network has been suffering from neglect, impacting the lives and economic activities of the local population. He argued that the neglect of essential infrastructure, such as roads, hampers the region’s overall development and economic growth.
One of the key aspects raised by Hon. Collins Dauda was the need for timber companies operating within the Ahafo Region to play a more active role in supporting regional development. He noted that the Ahafo Region boasts valuable natural resources, including cocoa and timber. However, he expressed concern that some timber companies have not been adequately contributing to the development of the region, particularly in terms of road construction.
To address these concerns, Hon. Collins Dauda called upon local leaders (Nananom) in the Ahafo Region to establish a committee tasked with monitoring the activities of timber companies. This committee would be responsible for ensuring proper accountability and promoting sustainable development within the region. He emphasized that the collaboration between the government, local leaders, and private sector entities is crucial for achieving the desired developmental outcomes.
Hon. Collins Dauda’s remarks shed light on the challenges faced by the Ahafo Region in terms of inadequate road infrastructure and the need for effective partnerships between government officials, local leaders, and private sector entities. The call for improved road networks and responsible corporate contributions highlights the importance of addressing these issues for the overall progress and prosperity of the region.