Wa West MP, Peter Lanchene, accused of political dishonesty

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The communication bureau of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Wa West Constituency has called out the Member of Parliament for the area, Supt. (rtd) Peter Toobu Lanchene to give credit when and where it is due. According to the ruling Party communicators, the MP must be honest when he is dealings with the constituents if he means good for them.

In a statement issued on Monday, June 14, 2021 and signed by the NPP Constituency Communication Director, Mr. Albert Foung Liman, the Wa West lawmaker was accused of political dishonesty for failing to acknowledge the contribution of the NPP 2020 parliamentary candidate in the area, Hon Daniel Dari Kuusongno, towards the fixing of a broken bridge along the Lassia-Tuolu to Bakpaateng road.

Mr. Foung Liman in the statement alleged that Hon Lanchene during his birthday celebrations on June 8 credited the fixing of the bridge between Lassia-Tuolu and Bakpaateng which was washed away by rain last year to an unnamed businessman, a development he described as dishonest and only done to score cheap political points.

“We are shocked to hear from the MP that a businessman funded the project. We wonder why the Hon MP is always seeking to divert efforts made by indigenes of the constituency. Give credit where it is due and stop this dishonesty. The people of Wa West are honest people and as such frown on this dishonest move.” Parts of the statement read.

The NPP further demanded of the MP to apologize for the people of the constituency for not fulfilling a promise he made last year to fix the then broken bridge. The statement added that “if the MP cannot support the constituency with projects, he should desist from discrediting people and institutions for their support in the development of the constituency.”

Meanwhile, the communication director through the statement described as tremendous the NPP’s record on roads in the district since they took the reigns of government in 2017, indicating that work on the Wechiau – Ga road is progressing steadily and will soon see bitumen surfacing to ease movement of goods and services to and from the district.

He also mentioned the creation of new roads to include Gurungu – Motori road, Gojuteng – Kantu road and Welteng – Tampuori road. The others include the Dormon – Domawa road and the Olloteng – Taambile – Sagbaalung road. On reshaped roads, the NPP spokesperson listed Vieri – Tanvaare road, Kandeu – Kawu – Gurungu road and Vieri – Buli road.

Mr. Albert Foung Liman posited that the NPP record in the road infrastructure in the constituency cannot be matched by their opponents in the umbrella group. “We wish to say without fear of any contradiction that it is only the NPP who when in power gives the constituency tarred roads.” The statement concluded.