The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey, has reiterated that the constituency is poised to achieve its historic feat of galvanising 85,000 votes for the party’s presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama in next month’s general election.
In an interview with the Times at Ashaiman yesterday, he noted that the constituents have promised to deliver votes massively for President Mahama and himself due to the development projects and social intervention programmes that they have benefitted in the municipality over the last eight years.
These, he said included the construction of the dual carriage road from Ashaiman Roundabout to Adjei Kojo, the rehabilitation of the town roads, carpeting of the Middle East roads, construction of a community day senior high school, and a biogas toilet treatment plant among others.
He noted that residents have also enjoyed the better security under the Mahama-led administration, unlike some previous governments when some areas in the constituency were unsafe.
Mr. Norgbey commended the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Alfred Kwame Agbesi and the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive Ibrahim Baidoo for their leadership role in ensuring that the municipality got its fair share of the national cake.
Mr. Norgbey promised to use his influence to lobby for more development projects for the constituency when given the nod.
“I will ensure I lobby for projects that will bring progress to my people. I am going to parliament to work for my people and better their lot and not to amass wealth for myself.”
According to Mr. Norgbey the municipality deserved a new image and this could be achieved through an industrious and proactive MP.
According to the parliamentary candidate his constituents would not regret for voting for him as their MP, because he would be readily available and offer his services.
“I have come to offer my services, if given the nod, God willing and not to lord it on the electorate.
Service is actually my call and I have no shred of doubt that the people of Ashaiman will ever regret having me as their MP, because of what I bring on the table. Leadership of care and concern will always shine and Ashaiman will shine under my leadership,” Mr Norgbey noted.
He promised to move Ashaiman to a higher level despite some challenges facing the constituency, saying that, “I see the municipality as a destiny full of hopes and possibilities, it has a lot to offer its people”.
He therefore urged the electorate to have hope in themselves and the government by voting for him and President John Mahama .
“Let no one deceive you to waste your vote, there is no alternative to the NDC,” he added.
By Ian Motey