The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Wassa East in the Western Region, Wilson Arthur has vowed to unseat the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Isaac Adjei Mensah, if given the nod in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NPP will hold parliamentary primaries for orphan constituencies simultaneously across the country on September 28, 2019 and Wassa East constituency is one of those constituencies.
He noted that the constituency needed a person committed to their welfare to champion the proper development of the area.
“All that the constituency needs is a development oriented person to champion the developmental needs of the people”, Mr. Arthur stated this in an interview.
Mr. Arthur who had already submitted his nomination forms to contest in the NPP primaries in the constituency debunked claims that the area was the traditional stronghold of the opposition NDC.
The two-time Parliamentary candidate for the NPP in the constituency noted that, with the experience he had gained from his previous defeats in elections, it was time the NPP unseated the NDC in the 2020 elections.
He thanked his supporters who picked the nomination forms on his behalf and added that the NPP was working to bring development to the constituents.
“We are doing this in order to break the myth surrounding the claim that makes the NDC think that Wassa East was their sole preserve”, he explained.
According to him, the NDC paid lip service to the development of the constituency and shirked its responsibility to cater for the welfare of the constituents when the party was in power.
According to him, the incumbent NDC MP, Isaac Adjei Mensah had failed to provide the needed development to improve upon the lots of the constituents.
An ardent supporter of the 2016 NPP parliamentary candidate for the area, Samuel Amoah indicated that in his three years as DCE, Mr Wilson Arthur had brought considerable level of development in the district.
“Under the current NPP government, the district has witnessed unprecedented transformation. Wilson Arthur’s incomparable leadership has facilitated the establishment of three factories in the constituency”.
He mentioned them as a quarry factory by Al-Mega, palm oil processing factory and a starch factory.
“These factories are at varying degrees of completion and would create thousands of jobs for the unemployed youth and improve the local economy” Mr Amoah noted.
He continued “About 56 youth have been trained as mining guards and monitoring officers under the community mining programme, while two are enrolled as drone pilots under the Inter-ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (MCIM) project”
Mr Samuel Amoah appealed to party members to reward Wilson Arthurs’ hard work by endorsing his nomination and ultimately voting for him in the coming elections.