Wa Central: Politics should be about development – Hajia Humu

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Parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party in the Wa Central constituency, Hajia Humu Awudu has pledged to change the narrative of politics in the area in order to propel development in various communities and enhance the living standards of constituents.

Hajia Yelisung-maana (philanthropist), as she is affectionately called, said her inspiration to represent the Wa Central Constituency is borne out of a sheer desire to give hope to the youth and empower women and other vulnerable people in the society. She submitted that, with her as the Member of Parliament (MP), the Wa Central Constituency can boast of a representative that can enhance the socio-economic conditions of constituents.

The only female contesting the parliamentary elections in the Upper West is confident that with the help of God she will be given the opportunity to serve as MP for the area. She therefore implored “the good people of the Wa Central constituency to vote massively for me to help bring the needed development in the area”.

Hajia Humu made this pledge when she successfully submitted her nomination forms at the district office of the Electoral Commission in Wa amidst a mammoth crowd on Thursday, October 8, 2020. She was accompanied by the Regional Minister, the NPP Regional Chairman, the Wa Municipal Chief Executive and the Wa Central Constituency executives together with hundreds of people including the youth, the elderly and women.

Hajia Yelisung-maana even before occupying any privileged political position is said to have brought some development and hope to individuals and communities in the Wa Central Constituency. She has, among other things, provided potable water to people, aided in the extension of electricity to some areas, facilitated scholarships in various fields for students, reshaped roads and facilitated the employment of constituents in various public institutions.

The “philanthropic” Hajia Humu has been tipped by many to oust the incumbent Member of Parliament and NDC 2020 parliamentary candidate, Dr Rashid Pelpuo, who has occupied the seat since 2005, with some having misgivings about his 16 years representation of the constituency in Ghana’s parliament.