I never anticipated to lose Krowor seat – Afoley Quaye

Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, the former Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has stated that she never anticipated to lose the Krowor Constituency Parliamentary seat in the Greater Accra Region although there were a lot of challenges and problems in the constituency.

She observed that despite her unrelenting efforts to solve problems in the constituency, the constituents found faults with everything she did and admitted that the complaints were overwhelming, though she indicated was a sign of her hard work.

Mrs Quaye lost her bid to retain the Krowor parliamentary seat to National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) Agnes Naa Lartey who polled 41,850 votes against the then incumbent who managed 32,604 votes.

“A lot of people were grumbling; those that I supported and assisted who still wanted more, people that you know you have actually done a lot for were rather the people that you find complaining more, I think I felt the grumblings were just too much because I could not assist and support everybody at the same time but could do it one after the other.

“Naturally, if you find a lot of people complaining, it is because you are doing something good, if I was absent, if there was nothing to share, there would not be much complaints,” Madam Quaye decried.

Mrs Quaye acknowledged that she ignored to stay in an official residence she was given as the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development just to have more time with her constituents and that decision partly impacted her work adversely because sometimes, when she wakes up in the morning she moves to Parliament or the Ministry to work, some people will come to her house and take part of the time she wanted to spend in Parliament or in the Ministry.

“It was too much, I needed to be with them but people coming to my house every day was just too much, I was overwhelmed, there were people that came over and over again, they would not give you the space to move to other people, they think that they helped me to get there so they have to put all their burdens on me and sometimes some of their demands were ridiculous,” she recounted. –myjoyonline.com

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