The Western Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Francis Ndede Siah, says it will be very tough for him to visit his own constituency, Jomoro, to campaign if the deplorable roads are not fixed immediately.
According to the chairman, the poor road network in Jomoro and the Western region as a whole is affecting residents drastically, and failure to address the issue will hinder his zeal to campaign as the nation is gearing up for the 2024 general election.
“Even my own constituency, Jomoro, if they are not able to come and fix the road, hardly will I be able to go there that I am going to campaign. I have nothing to say and there is nothing to show”.
“I cannot go there and stand on a platform, and no presidential aspirant can come here for me to lead him to that constituency,” he stated in an interview monitored by The Ghana Report on Neat FM.
Mr Siah lamented that Jomoro, a major contributor of natural resources to the country, has been neglected compared to other constituencies in the region.
“It is very difficult; just about 18 to 20 kilometres road, the GNPC and Ghana Gas, when you come to the area the oil and gas are all coming from Jomoro but the factory has been built in Ellembelle”.
“The supply of the needed raw materials is from Jomoro. Compare Jomoro and Ellembelle in terms of development. Jomoro is not near to Ellembelle as if we don’t matter. No, you can’t eat your cake and have it,” he warned.
Mr. Siah stated that all attempts to prompt the Ministry of Roads and Highways to address the issue with the road have been unsuccessful.
He, therefore, appealed to the government to come to their aid as the nation is gearing up for the 2024 general elections to avoid losing votes in the region.