Sefwi Wiawso — The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it still has a firm grip over the Sefwi Wiawso constituency in the Western Region, and that the constituents would vote massively for the NDC in the December elections.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Lawrence Ackah Santana, explained that the constituents would want to show their appreciation to the NDC's efforts at opening up the area for development over the years.
He told The Chronicle that the area now boasts of schools, good roads and electricity in all the 131 major towns, while 36 out of 45 communities without electricity were currently being hooked onto the national grid.
Mr. Ackah recounted a situation in the 1970s, where the Sefwi Wiawso community used a generator for electricity supply from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
He disclosed that at a time the Glisten timber firm operated at Edwinase, a suburb of the town, it used electricity excluding the residents of the community, until the NDC emerged to change the situation, for the communities to enjoy electricity.
"It is for this reason of fast transformation that the people would want to show love and vote for the NDC in the December polls," MCE Ackah Santana said.
He admitted that the presence of NPP in the area was strong, but contended that it would not affect the electoral fortunes of the NDC in the December elections.
According to the MCE, the claim by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that Sefwi Wiawso was their (NPP) stronghold was an exaggeration of the true position