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

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.