The “Friends of Doe Adjaho” (FODA), has hinted that the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ave- Avenor would oblige to the consent of his constituents whether to step aside or continue to represent them in Parliament.
Mr James Gunu, Secretary of FODA who made this known to the Ghana News Agency in Ho on Friday said: “For now the will of the people is that he (Doe Adjaho) must go again.”
Mr Adjaho, Lawyer and First Deputy Speaker of Parliament has been the MP for the constituency since 1992. Mr Gunu said the “chemistry” between Mr Adjaho and the traditional area “shows peace for development”. He said the dissenting voices against Mr Adjaho’s bid for another four- year term in Parliament “are few”.
Mr Evans Gadetor Dzikunu also a Lawyer is seeking to unseat Mr Adjaho as National Democratic Congress’s candidate for the 2012 parliamentary election. However Mr Gunu has expressed optimism that Mr Adjaho would be the NDC’s candidate for the election.
Mr Gunu said before 1992 when Mr Adjaho entered Parliament only Akatsi was connected to the National Electricity Grid in the constituency. He said currently 300 communities in Ave-Avenor are connected to the grid. Mr Gunu said through the initiative of Mr Adjaho the first phase of the Akatsi town roads would be tackled at a cost of GHȼ 42 billion.
He said through Mr Adjaho, the Akatsi Health Post has been upgraded to a District hospital while a GHȼ70,000 mothers’ lodge and GHȼ30,000 weighing shed have been built at the hospital.
Mr Gunu said Mr Adjaho is also spearheading the construction of an irrigation dam at Ave-Afiadenyigba capable of irrigating 10 hectares of farm lands.