September 30, 2016

Deputy Minister of Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson has mocked the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s promise to allocate $ 1 million to each constituency annually across the country when it assumes power, saying the amount is woefully inadequate to develop his area.

The running mate of the NPP, Dr. Mahmudu Bawumia, who’s on a tour of the Central Region was recently in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam constituency, where the Deputy Minister is the Member of Parliament and promised them that a future NPP government will doll out $ 1 million to the constituency each year to facilitate development of the area.

However addressing a teeming crowd a mini rally at Enyan Abaasa after submitting his nomination forms at the offices of the EC on Thursday, Hon. Ato Forson stated that in the most unlikely event that the NPP wins power, giving out that amount to every constituency will be nothing exceptional, for which the NPP should be praised for doing.

He urged his constituents to pay death ear to the phantom promises of the NPP, adding that Dr Bawumia has no message to convince the electorate to vote for the NPP.

“Dr Bawumia was here the other day saying that the NPP wll give each constituency including Ajumako Enyan Essiam $1 million each year when the party assumes power. The infrastructure development that has been witnessed here in our constituency in a single year under President John Mahama is about twenty times more than what the NPP is promising you. Even Abaasa alone the development here is more than $4 million, look at the several roads that have been constructed in this constituency, so tell Bawumia I say he’s not said anything extraordinary.”