Residents of Agogo Zongo in the Asante Akim North municipality of the Ashanti Region on Saturday, 1 June 2019 rejected some Ramadan gifts donated to them by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Andy Appiah-Kubi over failed promises.
The MP had a pickup-load of items carted to the Muslims in the area but the disgruntled youth rejected the gifts with the explanation that the MP had reneged on his promises to them.
According to them, Mr Appiah-Kubi promised to build their roads and schools but has failed to deliver them, thus, their anger.
“The MP promised to tar own main road within six months when voted into power but it’s been two years now; we’ve not seen anything from him. He also promised to give us 100 bags of cement, two trips of sand and GHS10,000 to help us rebuild the only community school here in Zongo, Mariam Bintu School, which even forced us to pull the old structure down since it was dilapidated, with the hope that the MP will honour his promise. Two years on, we haven’t heard anything from him in that regard, hence, we have decided not to take any rice from him, since we are not chickens and he has taken us for granted for long…” a community member, Malik said.
He further stated that: “The worst of it is that the MP and DCE promised to hire two Arabic teachers in addition to the only Arabic teacher in the school so that they pay them monthly but for more than two years now, we’ve not heard from them and all means to reach them have proved futile. In this regard, we’ve decided not to take any rice from him since we are not chickens and he has taken us for granted for far too long.”