‘Development shouldn’t be about winning votes’

A New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for Assin Cen­tral Constituency, Eric Kwadwo Baidoo, has admonished the political class to desist from the penchant of initiating massive development projects before elec­tions just to win votes.

Instead, he noted that, the development and engagement of constituents should be an everyday affair to promote probity, account­ability, transparency, growth and development for all.

“Politicians who extend helping hand to their constituents only during election period is regrettable trait that should not be counte­nanced which is gross disrespect to the people and the despicable practice is a cheap strategy of trying to take advantage of the vulnerabil­ity of the people for their parochial gains,” Mr Baidoo decried.

He was speaking at a ceremony to present some items to the NPP, schools, farmers and communities to improve livelihoods and amelio­rate the plight of the constituents.

Mr Baidoo, a businessman and a philanthropist, urged the elector­ate to ensure that politicians who sought their mandate did not dis­respect them with cheap strategies to woo for votes because devel­opment should not be election bound.

Pledging his commitment and dedication to the NPP, he prom­ised to provide laudable projects to improve livelihoods of his constituents and transform the constituency ‘if he is voted to lead the party in the constituency.

“I pledge to provide laudable projects that will improve live­lihoods of my constituents and transform the constituency to attract investment if you vote for me and apart from that I will rekindle the hope, trust and your confidence by establishing youth entrepreneurship programmes to curtail the high unemployment rate in the area,” Mr Baidoo assured.

Francis Buobu, the Chairman of NPP Coordinators in Assin Central constituency, who received the items expressed appreciation to Mr Baidoo since he had never ceased giving back to society when he returned from Europe in 2019 and appealed to others to emulate his benevolence.

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