The Ashanti Caucus of Parliament has called on constituents, especially within the Kumasi metropolis and the whole Ashanti region to exercise restraint and not use violence to address their grievances.
They said the leadership and the entire caucus were planning to meet with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to draw his attention to the completion of uncompleted infrastructure specifically roads and electricity in the Ashanti region constituency.
He cited roads in the Kwabre East, Manso “Edubia”, Nkwanta, Bantama, Atwima Nwabiagya, North and South Kawasoe and Asante Akim North Central and South as some of the constituencies with concerns and issues that needed to be addressed.
“There are two issues that we have planned to meet the leadership of the government to discuss, that is mainly roads and Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) Projects and all the projects that are coming under the middle belt, and we believe that if these projects are completed am sure constituents will have confidence in the government,” he said.
Mr Appiah-Kubi also called on all New Patriotic Party supporters in the region not to throw their hands in despair, but to exercise retrains adding “It is not that we are looking unconcerned, but we think that it is just unfortunate that this Suame issue should be addressed in such a manner.”
“This issue has been before Parliament, for instance, the interchange at Suame and there are some other roads that are supposed to be completed.
“Yesterday Parliament approved a loan to undertake this project not because of what happened, and this is inclusive of Konogo-Ejisu road to be dualised,” he said.
Mr Appiah-Kubi, therefore, called on the constituents to apologise to their leadership as they await development.
He said: “The MPs are concerned about the roads not being done and IPEP projects uncompleted including electricity projects. All MPs will be in their various constituencies come 1st August to September ending and all these issues that remain unaddressed will be addressed.”