The Queenmother of Alavanyo Traditional Area, Mamaga Ametor II has called on the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and politicians from the Volta region to be sincere with their countrymen and stop throwing dust into their eyes to win votes.
She added that over the years Voltarians have voted for the NDC due to the trust they have in the party, yet the NDC has returned their trust with dishonesty, lies and fruitless promises.
Mamaga made the disclosure in an interview with Daily Guide during which she threw her weight behind the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, led by the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV for rejecting NDC’s ‘World Bank’ title.
She criticized the NDC government for making the people believe enrolment for the Volta University will begin in September, this year despite knowing very well that there was no money and proper legislation to execute the project.
“See the Eastern Corridor Road, another major manifesto promise yet to be fulfilled. I used the road only a week ago and to tell you the truth, work is as sluggish as nothing at all. The least talk about the road from Hohoe to my hometown Alavanyo the better, not to talk about the Aflao road enough is enough,” she exclaimed.
Mamaga said “now the Volta region is wide awake, the time that goats were presented to us as glorious white cows are in the past and now they should be sincere to us and tell us the goat is a goat and a cow is a cow and not opposite…if we will vote, we will vote.
“They should stop apologizing and tell us the truth behind the President’s delayed tour, what do you mean by torrential rains, is it not the same period that he was touring the Greater Accra region?” she quizzed.
She urged the Regional House of Chiefs not to relent in its efforts to get fair share of development.
She also called on the House to come up with a bye-law that will bind all chiefs in the region to ensure that parliamentarians, MDCEs, Regional Minister and other government appointees and public office holders show commitment to the development of the region.
Mamaga Ametor said all chiefs should have a development plan consistent with those of their constituencies and districts.
She also called on citizens of the region not to vote for candidates because of the party they belong to but consider their competence and loyalty and commitment to the region’s development.
Mamaga asked people not to misinterpret her comments, adding, “I am saying this because it is the truth and I am saying this as a traditional leader who is fighting for the development of my people and my area…anyone who wishes to read politics in it is free to do so…in any case what do I gain from keeping quiet, nothing. Therefore I will rather fight for my people and gain nothing done seat idle.”
Credit: Fred Duodu, Dailyguide newspaper