A legal practitioner and a member of the National Democratic Congress is asking residents of Asante Mampong to take the initiative and get connected to the water project
built for them by President John Mahama.
rawgist.com spoke to some residents of Asante Mampong to gauge the impact of the Mampong water project on everyday life there. Some of the residents however seemed oblivious of the project and told rawgist.com they were not benefitting from the said project.
Lawyer Evans Amankwah in an interaction with rawgist.com however says “it is the responsibility of the individual to connect to the grid”. “If you sit in your home and
think somebody will come to announce in your house that come and fetch water, that will not happen”. He says the government has put in place a functioning water
infrastructure and it is up to the residents to buy pipes and get their homes connected to the water.
He asked residents of the region to depart from the politically biased voting pattern they are used to and reward the president for the several development projects he is undertaking in the Ashanti region. “Ashanti has seen a lot of development under President Mahama and the least Ashantis can do is to vote for the President in appreciation for the development Ashanti region is enjoying”.
He mentioned the Rattray park, the Mampong water project, government hospital ongoing at Fomena which is 90% complete, a senior high school he requested at Fumso in his constituency which he says is about 70%
complete among several others as the mark of President Mahama’s government on the region. “There is a road that linkss Adansi-Asokwa to Oda through Nsokorte and Anomabo linking the Ashanti region to the eastern region; a road that had never been tarred before but thanks to President Mahama, the road is being tarred.”
The lawyer, who is a former Parliamentary aspirant for the Adansi-North Constituency believes the 1 million votes being targeted by the NDC will be an understatement if the residents decide to appreciate what the President is doing for the region.