Politics of Friday, 6 December 2019
The Yapei-Kusawgu arm of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Savanna Region has called on the Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson to immediately apologise to the chiefs and people of the Yapei-Kusawgu constituency for, according to them, a peddling falsehood on the floor of Parliament by claiming that her ministry has constructed a vocational institute and a warehouse in that constituency.
The party’s Constituency Secretary, Mr Latif Iddi Atingpo, described said the minister was untruthful, insisting that the projects in contention are the achievements of the Mahama administration.
He wants the minister to provide details and evidence to back her claim.
Below is the full statement:
Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson lied on the floor of Parliament
The chiefs, elders and indigenes of the Yapei-Kusawgu constituency have noted with utter dismay the unfounded, fabricated and trumped-up claims by the Minister of Special Development Initiative, Mavis Hawa Koomson that her ministry has constructed a vocational institute and a warehouse amongst others in the Yapei-Kusawgu constituency.
The minister made these spurious claims during a debate on the floor of Parliament on the 3rd of December 2019.
It is instructive to note that the three (3) Senior High Schools in the constituency, two (2) of which one (1) is a technical school in Buipe and the other in Mpaha, were constructed under the able leadership of President John Dramani Mahama.
It is unfortunate that the Minister, who is expected to demonstrate candour and honesty, will throw caution to the wind and engage in such blatant falsehood and chicanery.
We wish to state unequivocally that the claims by the Minister are totally false, concocted and fabricated.
Indeed, Yapei-Kusawgu has witnessed under-development under the Akufo-Addo-led government and has impoverished the ordinary citizen in the constituency.
We, therefore, demand the Minister to substantiate her claim by proving with evidence, the towns or communities where these projects have been undertaken within five working days or face the wrath of the constituents.
We shall remain resolute and ensure that the deceptive politics of mendaciloquence of the NPP government is exposed.
Latif lddi Atingpo
NDC Constituency secretary
Hon. John Abdulai Jinapor
MP- YAPEI KUSAWGU CONSTITUENCY