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MP “catches hell” from community over deplorable road


Residents in Kunyevilla, a per-urban community in Sagnarigu have descended heavily on their member of parliament, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini and the local assembly for not paying attention to the deplorable nature of their road.

Angry community members including women engaged in petty trading at the Tamale market indicated that they will not take part in the November 7 general elections unless their road problem is solved.

According to residents, they have lost faith in politicians and are no longer interested in the empty promises that are so common during election time and will only vote if they see contractors on site working on their road.

The road from Sheshigu to the community has been described by commuters as terrible and community members expressed fears that they risk being cut off from outer communities if authorities fail to come to their aid. Their fears come in the wake of some residents in Sagnarigu district who died while fleeing flooded areas in the community.

Meanwhile on Sunday, community members came out in their numbers to fill the pot-holes and thus make the road accessible at least for the time being.
The chief of Kunnyevilla through his sub-chief-Yapalisi Naa who participated in the communal labour to fill-in the pot holes warned politicians to stay away from his community and not venture there to canvas for votes.

The community members were not particularly happy about the assembly and the member of parliament who doubles as the deputy northern regional minister inability to address the road problem.

Party boys defends MP
Meanwhile, coalition youth groups of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Kunyevilla community in the Sagnarigu constituency were disgusted with the approach adopted by some concern members about the deplorable nature of their road.

The groups said the manner in which some community members drew the attention of authorities to the deplorable nature of the road was in bad taste and deliberately staged to not only to tarnish the NDC party but also to drag the names of the President John Dramani and Mr. Fuseini into the mud.

The youth groups described earlier comments by some members of the community as derogatory and noted that the community has since 1992 being a stronghold of the NDC. Several MPs, the youth noted, represented the area in parliament but the community never benefited from any development.

The groups which consist of Kunyevilla Nasara youth, A.B.A Fund club and Dahisheli pointed to the current Sagnarigu MPs efforts that resulted in the opening of six public stand pipes for potable drinking water. Alhaji Fuseini the youth groups said settled the debt the community was owing Ghana Water Company.

This was contained in a statement signed by the secretary Alhassan Mahmud, the community chairman of the NDC Nasara Youth Association and the Dahisheli and the A.B.A Fund Club.

According to the statement, before A.B.A was elected a member of parliament, Kunyevilla community laid toilet, water, electricity, schools and roads problems before him and he has been able to get every single house in Kunyevilla connected to the national grid.

The MP, the youth said, has collaborated effectively with the assembly for the construction of two unit class room blocks, three unit blocks for JHS and another three unit for a primary school with support from UNICEF. The statement urged all residents to exercise patience with authorities for the road to be put in good shape.

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