Kumawu by-election: sudden infrastructure and road work not intended to buy votes | ‘We’ll disgrace detractors,’ says Amoako Attah
Following the passing of MP Philip Basoah in March of this year, a by-election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2023. The minister of roads and highways, Kwasi Amoako Attah, has refuted claims that the overnight road and infrastructure construction currently taking place in the Kumawu constituency in the Ashanti Region is intended to con the locals out of their votes.
Heavy-duty and massive earthmoving vehicles and equipment have recently flooded Kumawu and are being employed for significant road construction and repair projects.
The opposition National Democratic Congress has expressed doubts about it, but the locals claim they have never witnessed such rapid road and infrastructure development.
Mr. Amoako Attah told journalists in the area that the work being done had been scheduled long ago before the by-poll arose, dispelling the rumors.
He added: “The people of this area, from Juaben to Kumawu, will be living witnesses of what is going to happen after the by-election of May 23.” “The entire road project had already been procured for the contractor,” he stated.
“All of this false information will be exposed,” he said. “They will see whether the contractor is going to stop work or not.”