Community threaten to boycott election and block roads

vote.jpgThe chiefs and people of Yaase, near Kuntanase in the Bosomtwi District
of Ashanti have threatened to boycott the upcoming elections if a
two-kilometre road linking the community to Kuntanase is not
rehabilitated.

They described the road as the worst in the Region and threatened to block it to traffic on Election Day.

Nana
Sarpong Kumankuma, Gyantoahene of Yaase, said although the New
Patriotic Party won more than 80 percent votes from the community in
the 2004 elections, they have not enjoyed their share of the national
cake.

Nana Kumankuma said this when the newly appointed
District Chief Executive for Bosomtwi, Mr. James Fosu, visited the
community to introduce himself and interact with them.

He
said due to the poor nature of the road, the people found it difficult
to transport cocoa and food stuffs to Kuntanase and other marketing
centres in the country.

The chief said as a result of
overpopulation and congestion at the local Junior High School (JHS),
pupils from the community had been walking long distances to school at
Kuntanase and appealed to the Assembly to construct a new school block
for the community.

The Member of Parliament for Bosomtwi,
Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, who accompanied the DCE, said plans were far
advanced for rehabilitation of the road to begin and urged the people
to exercise patience.

Mr. Owusu Aduomi, Bosomtwi District
Information Service Officer briefed the people on government policies
such as the newly introduced talk tax and the National Health Insurance
Scheme.

Source: GNA