I have read a story with the above heading on the portal of the radio for Peace and Development (PAD FM). I wasn’t surprised at all after reading the content to match the headline. The reason being that, several projects which were started under the erstwhile Mahama administration were stolen and the glory for same heaped on the head of same Hon Samuel Jinapor even before he became the MP.
This issue of always rushing to praise-sing Hon Samuel Jinapor for doing absolutely nothing exceptional in terms of project execution must end and real accountability be demanded of him. For the avoidance of doubt, the MP has his carved role, separate and different from the West Gonja Municipal Assembly. So, it beats my imagination why the Municipal Assembly has been reduced to an extension of the PR unit of the MPs office.
It is an insult to the whole of the Savannah Region if indeed it’s true that the government forgot to capture our regional capital and for that matter the entire region in its year of roads agenda. How come that when the agenda was been discussed in cabinet and the decision ultimately made, our MP, who is also a cabinet minister, couldn’t identify such an omission? Why must it now take his separate effort to remind the Minister about the omission of the Savannah Regional Capital from the list of roads of regional capitals to be asphalted? Does this not amount to dereliction of duty on the part of the MP for Damongo and Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, if the issue being reported is even true to start with?
By this, I challenge the office of the MP and the West Gonja Municipal Assembly to show any such documentations to prove their case. I wish to further draw the attention of the MP for Damongo, Hon Samuel Jinapor, to the abandoned astro-turf project in Laribanga which cost the state GHC 1.8M without nothing to show. In due course, the people of Laribanga will rise to demand for accountability from Hon Samuel Jinapor and his government over this project.
Issifu Seidu Kudus Gbeadese
(Youth Imam from Laribanga)