14 December 2012

Ghana: I Will Still Work for Jomoro - Samiah

Ms. Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, who lost her seat in last Friday's parliamentary election, has congratulated the MP-elect, and said she would continue to work for the development of the constituency.

"The elections have ended, and the results declared. I wish to congratulate Wing Commander Anaman (Rtd), MP-elect for Jomoro, and to confirm my commitment to our democracy and to protecting the unity of the people of Ghana and Jomoro.

"I will work to ensure that peace prevails among us, as we are all one people with a common destiny," Ms. Nkrumah said in a statement issued in Accra on Thursday.

She thanked the people of Jomoro, whom she had represented over the last four years, for the opportunity to serve them, saying; "Jomoro is my home, and it will always be, and I will continue to work with our people in diverse ways to continue to make a difference in their lives."

Ms. Nkrumah said she was happy that the people of Jomoro came out in their numbers to vote.

"Yet the massive influx of voters with no affinity to the district, and who have no stake in the development of the district, was the main factor in determining the outcome of the elections. This is morally unacceptable.

"To organise and transport people, just for them to come and vote and leave the constituency, cannot be right. As a nation, this development must be a matter of concern to all well-meaning citizens. We must all take responsibility for what goes on around us, and not hesitate to stand up for what is right," she said.

Ms. Nkrumah pledged never to abandon the people of Jomoro, adding; "I will pursue all the projects that I initiated, including the one million-dollar Indian Government grant to rehabilitate the Nzema Manle Vocational and Technical Training Centre at Bawia".

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