‘Even if you cut our thumb, we’ll vote for NPP with our tongue’ – Kwabre East Chief

Traditional authorities in Kwabre East of the Ashanti Region are gnashing their teeth as they say their quests for developments have hit brim level, waning their patience.

According to them their continuous silence on lack of development in the area has really cost them hence their recent protest to drum home the hunger and thirst for amenities such as tarred roads, markets and potable water.

Speaking in a recent interview, Barima Saasi Ayeboafo II , Chief of Mampongten said “we have not seen a single tarred road in my area, not even a single government second cycle school at Mamponten. Yet we are the world bank of NPP in terms of votes so why are have they sidelined as six years into their administration?”

Recall that in 2020 general elections in the Kwabre East Constituency, Nana Akufo-Addo, who led the NPP, garnered 86,437 votes, representing 77.41% , the highest ever recorded for the President in Ashanti Region.

However, Kwabre East residents in Wonoo, Mamponteng, Heman and Ntonso among other prominent communities have been left underdeveloped.

The deplorable state of their road networks, stalled market project, and absence of hospital, among many other things in the area, have been the major headache of the traditional authorities.

The chief further added that “we the people of Kwabre East have been faithful and loyal to the NPP, because from time immemorial even if you cut our thumb we will vote for NPP with our tongue but this time around when we go to the 2024 polls, we will asses development in our areas before we stick our neck out and vote”.

The deplorable state of their roads amidst other pressing social issues such as stalled market project, and absence of hospital in the area, earlier, forced residents to protest on Tuesday, August 9.

Led by the traditional authorities, both the young and the old, clad in red and black attires, marched on principal streets of Mamponten and adjoining communities to register their displeasure at government. Their petition is development to balance their chunk number of votes that kept the NPP in power in 2020.

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