General News of Thursday, 3 December 2015
With the December 15, 2015 Amenfi West by-election drawing close, Dr Papa Kwesi Ndoum has said “our tax money is working overtime to win an election for the ruling political party.”
The founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) asked, “Does a Member of Parliament (MP) have to die for a constituency to experience development?”
In a write up on Facebook, the former presidential candidate said roads, electrification of rural communities, and gifts of all types become urgent projects during by-elections.
In his view, these projects, more often than not, are not budgeted for “so they push our deficit some more”.
“Go there and see what is happening and check back in another week and sense the desperation caused by the ‘win by any means possible and let’s worry about the cost later’ mentality” he said.
The 2008 CPP flagbearer said politicians need to win elections with a focus on service, development, and pushing prosperity higher and not for the sake of winning or holding on to power.
A by-election in the Amenfi West constituency has become necessary following the sudden death of the MP, John Gyetuah, on October 13, 2015.