An aspiring Assembly man for Genta-Naa electoral area, Robert Kofi Dokyi, has decried the poor sanitary conditions in the area and has promised to fix this problem if voted into power.
He made this remark in the wake of series of campaigns towards the District Assembly elections slated for September 1.
The assembly election that is gradually gathering momentum has got candidates present their manifestos on different platforms promising their stake in the development of the nation at different levels.
Ghanaweb caught up with Robert Kofi Dokyi and had an extensive interview with him on a wide range of issues.
Read excerpts of the interaction
Q: What inspired you to vie for the position as assembly member for the Genta- Naa electoral area.
A: I am a patriotic citizen and feel obliged to contribute my quota to the development of the nation. So with solid backing from my boss and residents of the Genta- Naa electoral area, I felt obliged to champion this good course. I must say that I am not representing my own initiatives alone but will seek the inputs of the entire community in the development of the district to ensure the needs of the people are met.
I have also lived in the area for about ten years and know the prevailing problems in the area and I am positive that with the backing of the people I can bring the needed development to the area.
Q: What are some of the initiatives you have embarked on in the past to help your electoral area prior to your candidature for District Assembly Member position?
A: I have made trips to Zoom Lion waste management company to demand that they site refuse containers in the community to help solve sanitary conditions in the area.
I have also have in mind to install public places of convenience from the Frafra to Foster home area as they lack this facility. I will ensure that this lack in feacal management system will be solved as a matter of urgency when I’m given the mandate of Assembly Member.
Q: What do you have to say about the culture of insult prevailing in the current political arena in the country?
A: I don’t subscribe to the culture of insults as it hinders progress. It is normal to get peeved sometimes especially when dealing with people but this position requires that I respect the people and vice versa thus insults for me has never been the way to go.
Governance require that one works with people and I require that push so why insult them? No, this is not an option for me.
Q: Who do you see as a threat to your winning the seat?
A: After the incumbent stepped down, eight people have expressed interest in the position, but I am positive that I am the number one and perfect man for the position as the community has endorsed me per my impeccable personality in my interaction with them over the years.
Q: What will you do differently from the outgone assembly member?
A: I deem governance as a united responsibility. I may have many ideas but I trust that others have better approaches so, I say, “we will govern together with a united front and will bring feedback to the people when I go for district assembly meetings”.
Q: What you recommend to fix Ghana’s ailing economy?
A: I will encourage all to support key players in this sector to implement policies they have been outlined to fix the economic goals of the nation.
Q: What will be your last words to the people of Genta-Naa?
A: I call on the people of Genta-Naa to endorse the No.1 Robert Kofi Dokyi for a united community passionate about the absolute development of Genta-Naa electoral area.
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