Zero dev’t in Ashaiman because we vote for NDC – Ernest Norgbey

Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey, laments the Akufo-Addo administration refusal to build his constituency because it is a National Democratic Congress (NDC) stronghold.

Mr. Ernerst Nogbey, speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show today Tuesday, June 21, 2022 cried “Any time NPP comes to power, no developmental projects come to Ashaiman.”

“Even though we pay taxes and do all other things as a civic responsibility, they are not looking at us,” he said.
The MP said government neglect of the constituency is obvious to his constituents.


“Everybody is aware of this, otherwise, I see no reason why contracts will be awarded, but contractors will be moved from Ashaiman to Tema to go and fix Tema roads,” he said.


The roads in Ashiaman, Mr. Norgbey said, have not seen any makeovers in the last six years. Aside that, school projects have also been abandoned in his district.


Ernest Norgbey has started rehabilitation works on some bad roads in the district and has urged the district assembly to support by contributing bitumen to his efforts.

Ashaiman MP laments absence of road projects in constituency


The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey, has disclosed that not a single kilometre of road has been constructed by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the past six years in his constituency.



His comment comes after he initiated rehabilitation works on some deplorable roads in the community, which have made life unbearable for his constituents.



Residents of the area have for some time called for government intervention to salvage the situation.



Speaking to Citi News, the Ashaiman legislator, Ernest Norgbey says all efforts to get the Ministry of Roads to fix the deteriorating roads in his constituency have hit a snug.



He also said the constituency deserved better from local government because of the various levies residents pay.
“We pay tolls. We pay market tolls, we pay taxes, and they [the assembly] take money from the community; even property rates etc. At least we can get some money to do something,” Mr. Norgbey retorted.



The MP further urged the government to at least support his intervention in the constituency.
“If the government or the assembly is minded, they should come and put some bitumen on it, and it will last a bit longer,” Mr. Norgbey said

Cathedral saga: leave Duncan-Williams, Heward-Mills, others out of your chaos – Sammy Gyamfi to gov’t

Sammy Gyamfi - Nat'l Comms. Officer, NDC
The national communications officer of the National democratic Congress Sammy Gyamfi has critiqued the Akufo-Addo-led regime for dragging some revered men of God into the National Cathedral brawl.
The facility, in recent times has generated lots of arguments. Many Ghanaians wonder why in the midst of many pressing national needs, the cathedral should funded from the national purse.  
Sammy Gyamfi reacting to this on peace FM’s The Platform Program, said “I am a staunch Christian and growing up we had men of god we really honor and adored like archbishop Duncan Williams, Apostle Onyinah, Agyin Asare, Dag Heward-Mills they are our heroes and their contributions to nations cannot be underestimated. They are revered worldwide. “I’m pained that Akuffo Addo wants to tarnish their image.”
Sammy Gyamfi pleads with government to be truthful and transparent about the cathedral project to the people of Ghana.  


“Please don’t tarnish their image leave them out of your confusion. It looks like government wants to use this National cathedral project as another ruse to steal. Christians must be careful. If we allow this government to smear them (men of God) it will be a dent on Christianity” he added

Remove NDC trees – Oti Regional Minister orders

The Oti Regional Minister, Joshua Makubu, has ordered that trees planted by the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to observe the June 4 anniversary this year be removed. He said the school is not a place to plant trees to commemorate the June 4 uprising. The minister was addressing the media at Kpasa Senior High Technical School during the ‘Green Ghana Day’ event.



He noted that people detest June 4 uprising due to the untold hardship they experienced in that era therefore “it is not an occasion to plant trees that will keep hurting such families as the NDC did.” “We cannot sit down as a country, as a Municipality, as a Region or a School and allow trees to be planted on a compound to signify this day where people lost their lives.”
He claims he has no problem with the National Democratic Congress planting trees but the context and rationale are wrong.


“Let me make it clear. I will never, under any circumstances, prevent any political party from planting trees in the Oti Region. But for a political party to plant trees on a school compound, and especially, to commemorate an event that brought pain and loss of livelihood to other people, Joshua Makubu will  never support that.”
Mr Makubu has since directed the Nkwanta South MCE, Bright Lenwah, to make ensure that the trees are uprooted.
“If you want to plant your party trees, get a land, invite us and we’ll come but not on a school belonging to the country,” he added.


2016 Jomoro PPP PC defects to NDC

The 2016 Parliamentary Candidate for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region, Mr. Mathieu Kwao Bentho has defected to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).


Announcing his defection over the weekend at a press conference at Elubo, Mr Mathieu Kwao Bentho stated that the NDC remains now the best political party in Ghana.


He also added that as compared to the NPP, the NDC had done more development than the NPP and also has the development of Ghana at heart hence his decision to join the party (NDC).


“As the 2016 Parliamentary Candidate (PC), Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and with my sixteen (16) years’ experience in active and behind the scenes in politics, I have come to firmly resolved that, it is the National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) that can be trusted with the destiny and the development of this beautiful country, Ghana, hence my decision to defect and join the national democratic party”, he said.


He used the opportunity to emphasize that he was not joining the NDC to compete or fight for any position in the party but just to be an ordinary member to support the party to recapture power in 2024.


He also pledged to support the NDC’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, Madam Dorcas Afo-Toffey to succeed.


Mr. Kwao Bentho who was the PPP Western Regional Second Vice Chairman in 2012 advised the youth of Jomoro, Ellembelle, Evalue Ajomoro-Gwira and Ghana at large that if they wish to secure their future, the NDC should be their choice not the NPP.


He, therefore, called on his followers who voted for him in 2016 to join him in NDC to help former President John Mahama win the 2024 general elections and Hon. Dorcas Afo-Toffey to rescue Ghana from collapsing.


Moreover, the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the area has welcomed him to the party and promised to work tirelessly with him to maintain the Jomoro Parliamentary seat and recapture the presidential seat for John Mahama in 2024.



Akyem Oda YDA to support independent candidate in 2024 election  

Akyem Oda Youth Development Association has resolved to elect a competent MP in 2024 to man the the affairs of the Akyem Oda Constituency. A statement by the association establishes their intent to support any independent candidate to contest the Akyem Oda seat in 2024.
According to Fada Amakye the Youth Development Association president, “the Akyem Oda NPP and NDC have failed us to represent the youth in parliament.” 
Addressing some youths From Akyem Oda and neighboring communities the AYD president said their representation in the 8th parliament was not reflecting the vote that were casted for our MP in Akyem Oda. The youth have therefore decided that, we don’t need any NDC or NPP candidates for 2024 election in Akyem Oda.
He said they will support an independent candidate to contest for the Akyem Oda seat.
The Youth development association leaders lament the lack of unity and cohesion among the political parties, which do not auger well for community development.