The people of Egyabusua, a deprived farming community in Agona Swedru in the Agona West Constituency in the Central Region have vowed not to vote in the upcoming general elections and also will not entertain any politician or political activity in the community.
Led by their Chief, Nana Kojo Akron, the people say they have been deprived of basic social amenities such as portable source of drinking water and a public place of convenience by successive governments for far too long, though the political parties come there to canvas for votes during elections.
According to the them, they have officially written to the Agona West Municipal Assembly on several occasions to complain about their plight, but all seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
However, they commended the former Municipal Chief Executive for the area and currently the Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan for doing a bit by providing a mechanized borehole with poly tanks to provide the community with water, but noted that the power switch to power the motor to pump the water into the poly tanks has remained a mirage since she left office for her new appointment.
They also commended the Member of Parliament for the area, Cynthia Mamle Morrison for supplying them with some packets of iron sheets to support the construction of a community center which was undertaken by the people, but they however pointed out that that is not enough, as the community have equally pressing needs such as tarred road linking the community to Swedru township, a health post, a public school and a business support for members of the community who a predominantly farmers, producing cocoa and coconut oil in large quantities.
The again commended the immediate past Assembly member for the electoral area, Mrs. Jemima Otoo for doing a lot for the area in the area of sanitation, and also ensuring that the community was connected to the national electrification grid.
Meanwhile, they have vowed not to have anything to do with the current Assembly member for the area who is popularly known as Oluu, as according to them, he has left the town for a work appointment somewhere in the Bono Region after voting for him. They have warned that until their plight is adhered to, no politician would be allowed to carry out any political activity in the community.
By Robert Ayanful