Parliamentary Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa East Constituency, Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw has called on the people of the area to vote massively for him and the NDC presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, to come and alleviate their suffering. He said the Wa East has numerous challenges that need the attention of development oriented people like himself and former President John Mahama.
According to the University lecturer, “a vote for Dr. Seidu Jasaw and John Mahama is a vote for development and better living conditions”. He said the NDC has a proven track record of development in the constituency which is unmatched by the NPP government.
Describing the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as despondent when it comes to good governance and development, Dr. Jasaw enumerated some of the good works undertaken by the erstwhile Mahama administration in the constituency to include the extension of electricity to various communities, provision of potable water, construction of health facilities and the provision of school infrastructure at all levels in the constituency. He charged the electorates not to fall for the “last minute” projects being undertaken by the NPP as they will abandon them after winning their votes just as they have abandoned projects started by the NDC.
Dr. Seidu Jasaw was speaking in Funsi on Monday, October 10, 2020, after successfully filing his nomination with the Electoral Commission to contest the parliamentary election in the Wa East constituency. Dr. Jasaw is the first to file with the Electoral Commission to contest the Wa East seat.
He urged party supporters and sympathizers to join the campaign to ensure that the NDC win massively in the December 7 general elections. “Let’s get our boots on the ground and tell the NDC story. The NDC story is that, we have a record of development already. Unlike our colleagues who just talk and they don’t have any physical tangibles to show, we have tangibles.” He charged.
The aspiring legislator further indicated that besides the good track record, the NDC has also “diagnosed the development challenges of our people and that is exactly what we will be giving them”, adding that the message of the NDC “is the gospel that will save Ghana”.
Touching on some of the policies and programmes the NDC will bring to ameliorate the suffering of the people, Dr. Jasaw noted the free apprenticeship programme as a game changer that will reduce unemployment in the country. He also said health delivery will be brought to the doorsteps of the ordinary citizens while making primary healthcare free of charge. He further stated that the next NDC government will not unleash military to beat and chase away small-scale miners; rather, “the NDC will regularise and regulate mining activities so as to create meaningful jobs for the youth”.
Meanwhile, the aspiring lawmaker has added his voice to the call by electorates for the Wa East District to be divided. He indicated that the district is so vast, and thus pledged to do all he can to ensure that it is divided when given the opportunity to lead. He assured constituents that with him and John Dramani Mahama as Member of Parliament and President respectively, the Wa East District will be divided into at least two districts.