The Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu has urged electorate in the Hohoe Constituency of the Volta Region to vote for development and not on party lines in the forthcoming general election.
Mr Amewu, who is contesting the Hohoe seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) also appealed to the electorate to consider electing him as their next representative to parliament.
The two-time Member of Parliament hopeful, who is making a third bid made the appeal when he gave out 26 sewing machines to tailoring apprentices who had graduated in the Hohoe municipality.
“I presented myself twice to represent Hohoe in Parliament, but anywhere I went, people said I am good but my affiliation with the NPP (elephant) is the problem.
My brothers and sisters, the elephant is just a symbol, it does not work. Is it not me Johnny who will work for you”, he stressed.
He promised to ensure the Hohoe Constituency, which has bad roads and lack of access to basic social amenities in some areas, would see accelerated development if he was re-elected as Member of Parliament come December 7, 2020.
”I am pleading with you to elect me for the development of Hohoe”, he said.
Mr Amewu once served as the Hohoe District Chief Executive under former president John Agyekum Kufuor.
He advised the electorate to take advantage of the “numerous policies” introduced by the Akufo-Addo-led government to better their lives.
He later attended a meeting of some 55 microcredit groups under the umbrella – Village Savings and Loans Association where he promised monetary support and soft loans from the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC).
Mr Amewu has also been engaged in door to door campaigns to introduced himself to the electorate and get acquainted with their challenges and aspirations.