I never promised to construct Akwatia funeral grounds- Baba Jamal

The Member of Parliament for the Akwatia constituency, Baba Jamal has denied promising to undertake some developmental projects in the area.

The NPP Communications Director of the Akwatia Constituency Obeng Dankwa had earlier alleged that Baba Jamal had failed to fulfill his promise of constructing the Akwatia funeral grounds and a link road from Philadelphia to Kade.

But speaking on Citi FM’s Campaign Trail on Tuesday night, the Deputy Employment Minister, Baba Jamal said he never made those promises, adding that he had fulfilled the specific promises he made to residents in the constituency.

“…I have never come out to say that I am going to construct the Akwatia funeral grounds …This is the first time that I am hearing that I am going to construct the link road between Philadalpheia and Kade.

“What I promised and let me make it clear is the Akwatia road and as I talk to you now, constructors are in town who have started constructing the Akwatia town. I can show you whatsapp pictures indicating that Akwatia road has started.”

Listen to the full episode of Campaign Trail below

Poor roads 

Residents in the area have expressed concerns about the poor state of roads in the constituency.

A resident in the area who spoke to Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman complained about the situation, saying the incumbent Member of Parliament  had failed to fulfill promises he made.

” I will not vote for NDC because what the MP promised he has not done. He has not constructed the roads and  bridge too,” the resident said.

“He has made a lot of promises but we have not seen any of the promises being implemented in the constituency,” another complained.

By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana