Nana Agyenim Boateng, President for Concern Youth of Asante (CYA) has questioned President Akuffo Addo and for that matter NPP pinpoint any monumental development they have done for the people of Asanteman.
Nana Agyenim aka “gyataba” said on Tuesday that the chunk of votes received by NPP from Ashanti region making it one of the strong holds of the party doesn’t match the level of development that residents are currently seeing.
He set the record straight that what the NPP onky does is taking the resources of Asanteman to develop other regions that are of their interest especially Akyim-Kyebi.
“Is it not interesting for Nana Addo to establish a movie theater at Akyim-Kyebi where not even a single soul in the area is known to be an actor or actress whereas we have the likes of Lil-Wyn, Kwaku Manu, Kyeiwaa, Mercy Asiedu, Kwadwo Poku Mahala, Agya Koo, just to mention but a few who are struggling to even rent hotels for good movies.
“Ladies and gentlemen, as a group who is determined to fight for the progress and development of Asante man, we hereby challenge the good people in the Ashanti region to compare and contrast the kind of votes that are given out to the NPP and the kind of development we receive in an exchange whever NPP is in power and do same to the NDC…
We say on record that per our checks, since 1992, NDC has achieved alot in terms of physical development projects in the Ashanti region than the NPP but receive less of its votes”, he indicated.
“It’s about time we think and re-think about the kind of party we sacrifice our votes for as a native of Asante.”
According to “gyataba” the NPP only deceive Asanteman when they need votes “and dump us when we cry for development. We are now wise and can no longer be deceived by the self-seeking Nana Addo’s government and the NPP”.
Addressing the media in Kumasi, he dared the NPP to prove to the region what they have done in the region within a grace period of 7 days or face their wrath.
Below is a copy of the press statement
Speech By Dr.Nana Agyenim Boateng-President, Concern Youth Of Asante(CYA) On Account To Asanteman Press Conference.
Date:31st August ,2020.
Venue: Culture Center
Good morning ladies and gentlemen from the inky fraternity,we the Concerned
Youth Of Asante (CYA )has called you here today to challenge the New Patriotic Party to account to Asanteman what they have done in the Ashanti region since President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo assumed office barely four years ago.
Ladies and gentlemen, because we don’t want to be judgemental ,we all witnessed the flagbearer of the opposition party,NDC, just last Thursday at the Manhyia Palace accounting to the Overlord of Asante and Our KING,Otumfour Osei Tutu II, the number of projects he was able to bring in the Ashanti Region when he had the opportunity to serve as a president of the republic for just a term and we expect NPP to do same .
Our able media practitioners,it’s our hope and prayer that President Nana Akuffo Addo will also go and show to Asantehene and the good people of Ashanti kingdom his projects in the Ashanti region alone for barely four years as a president.
Ladies and gentlemen,as a group who is determined to fight for the progress and development of Asanteman ,we hereby also challenge the good people in the Ashanti region to compare and contrast the kind of votes that are given out to the NPP and the kind of development we receive in an exchange whenever NPP was in power and do same to the NDC.
For records,in the 2016 presidential election ,the NPP had 1,642,288 votes only in the Ashanti region which represented 75.99% , a vote that brought President Nana Addo to Power and NDC scoring as low as 503,368 which represented 23.29%
We can say on records that ,per our checks ,since 1992, NDC has achieved alot in terms of physical developmental projects in the Ashanti region than the NPP but receive less of our votes.
Ladies and gentlemen,as the president of the Concerned Group ,I want to ask if we are doing good to a party (NDC)who thinks about our welfare and development with the votes we give out during elections?.It’s about time we think and re-think about the kind of party we sacrifice our votes for as a native of Asante.
This ,we are saying is the truth and the truth needs to be told.
Ladies and gentlemen,CYA is not far for right if we say the NPP takes Asanteman for fools.
This is because,the NPP only deceives Asanteman when they needed votes and dump us when we cry for development.
Ladies and gentlemen,we are now wise and can no longer be deceived by the self -seeking Nana Addo’s government and the NPP.
Ladies and gentlemen let me highlight on a number of projects that were brought to the Ashanti region under the NDC and John Dramani Mahama’s four years as president.
ASHANTI PROJECT UNDER JDM
1. Kumasi Kejetia market
2. Tafo Market
3. Asawase Market
4. Atonsu Market
5. Sewua Hospital
6. Afari Military Hospital
7. Fomena Hospital
8. Bekwai Hospital
9. Asawase Roads
10. Suame Roads (Kyei Mensa Bonsu Constituency)
11. Tafo Roads (Dr Akoto Osei Constituency)
12. Kenyasi Roads
13. High School Junction to Gyinase
14. Bomso to High School Road
15. Kotei to Ayeduase to Campus Roads
16. Emena to Boadi
17. Apromase to Ejisu
18. Bonwire Junction to Bonwire Road
19. Aprade to Parkoso
20. Tikrom Baworo to Antoa Roads
21. Bekwai Town Roads
22. New Edubiase Town Roads
23. Bomfa Junction to Asiwa Road
24. Bekwai to Asiwa Road
25. Kumawu to Drobonso Road
26. Tepa Manfo to Subriso to Fanti Road
27. Parkoso Community Day School
28. Agric Nzema Community Day School
29. Banka Community Day School
30. Adobewura Community Day School
31. Adugyama Community Day School
32. Drobonso Community Day School
33. Bosomtwe Oyoko Community Day School
34. Kwabenakwakrom/Obuasi Comm Day School
35. Asuoso/Offinso Community Day School
36. Adansi Fumso Community Day School
37. Adansi Apagya Community Day School
38. Tepa Manfo Community Day School
39. Ejura Community Day School
40. Kumawu Hospital
41. Tepa Hospital
42. Konongo Hospital
43. Kumawu Water Supply
44.Konongo water supply.
Ladies and gentlemen,do you think we will be crying for development by now if NPP was able to develop our region as done in John Mahama’s four years?
Ladies and gentlemen,let me say again that,the NPP takes our resources and develop other regions that are of their interest with them.
Is it not interesting for Nana Addo to establish a movie theatre at Akyim-Kyebi where not even a single soul in the area is known to be an actor or actress whereas we have the likes of Lil -wyn ,Kwaku Manu,Kyeiwaa, Mercy Asiedu,Kwadwo Poku Mahala,Agya Koo,just to mention but a few who are struggling to even rent hotels for good movies.
A Bauxite concession at Nyinahini in the Ashanti region which was awarded a contract to a Ghanaian based business man was just terminated and now a Chinese businessman is operating .
The NPP cut our timber and develop other regions with them .
Ladies and gentlemen, before I conclude ,we want to be clear if we are always made slaves under NPP and we expect Nana Addo to tell us.
God bless CYA
God bless Asanteman
God bless Ghana
Thank you for your time and May the good Lord bless us all.
Dr.Nana Agyenim Boateng(Gyataba)