THE CHIEFS and people of Adonten in the Upper West Akyem district of the Eastern region are furious over the posture of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Joseph Sam Amakwanor, to their pleas to assist in the development of the area.
According to them, “attempts to reach the legislator to support the community have proved abortive; it’s been a year since we last saw the Member of Parliament.
“I believe the people’s representative is embarrassed for failing to honour his promises made during the electioneering season. We have been pestering him with such developmental challenges as poor road network and lack of electricity to the area, “the chief of Adonten, Nana Kwadwo Seidu further stated.
According to him ever since the legislator donated two sets of roofing sheets toward the building of a school project started by the traditional authorities, the MP has embarked on a self-imposed exile.
He claimed that the law maker’s actions are borne out of embarrassment over his inaction to help the community solve its numerous challenges.
Speaking to the Daily Heritage in an interview, Nana Seidu said because the community was cash-strapped, they fell on the Member of Parliament for assistance in the construction of a school block, whereupon, he donated two sets of roofing sheets with the promise of assisting in other projects being embarked on.
“When the community decided to set up a school, I gave out a piece of land but, sought the assistance of the MP to help us build the school but, he has failed to offer a lending hand,” he added.
He intimated that due to decline in performance of pupils in the community, the chiefs and people decided to establish a school.
The assembly member for Abam Kwawu, Joseph Kwesi Nyanny, observed that children in Adonten have to cover several miles to Abam in order to go to school.
According to him, the community has one public school, but has become a death trap due to lack of renovation.
He claimed that the local assembly and the Member of Parliament are aware of the challenges facing the community, but have not been forthcoming with the sort of relief they sought for.
The headmistress of the school, Helen Nkum, contended that despite the challenges bedeviling the school, their academic performance is something to boast of.