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My constituents insult me because of poor road network – MP confesses

Member of Parliament for Asane Akroso Manso in the Eastern region, George Kwame Aboagye has revealed how he has been subjected to severe verbal attacks by his constituents due to the poor road network there.

But he understands their plight because he believes the people deserve better.

“Even my family members have not been spared of these insults but I have urged them to remain calm since I owe the constituents the responsibility to get the roads fixed by lobbying through the Ministry of Roads and Highways,” he said.

The MP who is popularly known as Oluwa was quick to add that the move by the people demonstrates their desire for results, and not necessarily that they dislike him.

George Kwame Aboagye revealed this in an interview with Nana Yaw Opare (Wofa) host of Mantam Mpuntuo show on Onua FM, admitting that most of the road networks in the area are dilapidated.

The situation, he said, has negatively affected the livelihood, health and well-being of people there for years.

Touching on what he has done so far concerning the situation, the legislator revealed that about 80% of roads in the area have been awarded and contractors are currently on location.

For instance, he noted, together with the Asane Manso Akroso District Chief Executive Alex Inkoom, George Kwame Aboagye on April 21 cut sod for the construction of a 19.5 kilometers from Akyem Manso to Osenase under the cocoa roads project.

He said the project is a fulfillment of a campaign promise made by President Akufo-Addo during the 2016 elections campaign.

He was optimistic the contractors will complete the project before end of this year to enhance economic activities.

George Kwame Aboagye assured residents of Asane Akroso Manso that the Akufo-Addo-led administration will not disappoint them.

Source: 3 News

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