National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for New Edubiase constituency in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region Ernest Kofi Yakah has dispelled media reports that his vehicle was set ablaze by some angry residents on Thursday at Edubiase.
It was alleged that the MP’s car was burnt by some constituents who went on rampage for reneging on his campaign promise on rural electrification.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) Benjamin Anhwere was also not spared the wrath of the youth in the area.
But speaking to Ultimate news, the MP debunked such reports about his car being burnt.
He assured residents that all fifty communities under his jurisdiction will be connected to the national grid very soon even though he failed to give timelines.
‘It’s a false publication, nothing of that sort happened to me nor the DCE, my cars are there, I have one at New Edubiase nothing happened to the car, I called the DCE and he told me that all his vehicles are there, there was no demonstration in my constituency yesterday. It’s never true.
It’s true that I went round and some of the communities requested for electrifications, I took it upon myself, but as MP you can’t get money for all projects like electrification or roads, what we have been doing is to lobby the ministry of power, they have to approve it before we can take it down to the constituency, that is what I do, I lobbied for my constituency, out of the 90 communities, 50 have been approved for electrification, the contract has been awarded to a foreign company, the contractor is making the preparations to start the project, 50 communities will be connected to the national grid, I can assure you that latest by next month July, the contractor will go to the site. Am doing lots for the constituency’, he asserted
He accused his political opponents especially the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of masterminding the false information about him.