Parliamentary Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Sekondi Constituency, has appealed to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi, Andrew Egyapa Mercer, to look back at his people and find solutions to some challenges confronting them.
Sounding rather emotional, Nyameke Blay Armah, went down on his knees in the studios of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show, where he was hosted by Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson to beg lawyer Egyapa Mercer.
He indicated that the Constituency is currently facing many challenges which need the intervention of the MP.
He mentioned that the homes of residents are currently being flooded due to the frequent downpours, whilst traders in the Constituency are suffering as a result of dilapidated roofing of the main market.
“I’m kneeling in your studio to beg my Member of Parliament, Andrew Egyapa Mercer, the constituents need his intervention. Drains are choked and flooding is taking over the constituency. There is a community known as Egyiramuabekam in the Constituency, a toilet project has been abandoned for the past three years and residents do not have a place of convenience as I speak. The only option I have is to beg him to come down and intervene for his people. He was voted to serve and that he should make Sekondi his priority,” he indicated.
Lawyer Blay Armah recently hired two excavators to clear choked drains at Essaman, a flood-prone community in the constituency.
According to him, the community did not experience floods in Wednesday’s heavy downpour.
He said he has canceled his flight to monitor a promise made by the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly to fix the Sekondi Market before the month of June ends.
“The assembly has promised to fix the market before the month of June ends. I have canceled my flight to monitor if they will fulfill the promise. The traders are suffering due to the dilapidated roofing of the market and we cannot look on unconcerned. The rainy season has even made the situation worse,” he added.
The Parliamentary Candidate was recently blocked by the authorities of the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly after he attempted to fix the dilapidated roofing of the Sekondi Market.
The Assembly indicated that it had plans of building a new market and fixing the current one will be a waste of money.
The Assembly later sent some officers to ascertain the extent of damage in the market.
They have since promised to find temporary solutions before the month of June ends.