The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East in the Upper East Region, Dr Dominic Ayine, has launched his campaign for the December polls at Zuarungu with a call on the electorate to vote massively for him and President John Mahama to enable them to continue their good works in the area.
He noted that the “massive infrastructural development being carried out across the length and breadth of the country, including the constituency and the region, by the National Democratic Congress government makes President Mahama the second to Ghana’s First President Dr Kwame Nkrumah”.
Dr Ayine, who is also the Deputy Attorney General, equally stated that “it is wrong for some members of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) to keep saying that President Mahama is wasting resources on infrastructure when the fact remains that money borrowed to undertake those infrastructural facilities will eventually become assets and not liabilities”.
According to him, just as Dr Nkrumah was criticised for putting up the Akosombo Dam, the Tema Motorway and other infrastructural facilities, which the country is now benefitting from, so was President Mahama facing similar criticisms for embarking on infrastructural development of the country.
He further explained that even if those infrastructural facilities would not immediately generate the needed revenue, they would at least ensure that the welfare of Ghanaians was guaranteed.
Dr Ayine expressed the view that while the NPP had over the years engaged in politics of insults, the NDC was engaging in politics of integrity which made the NDC to always win elections.He said the path chosen by the NPP would rather keep them in opposition rather than winning power.
Dr Ayine reminded the teeming supporters that he had been able to “develop this constituency in a phenomenal way”.
He further explained that the Zuarungu Market had been constructed, while a modern community library, schools, Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds and potable water had also been provided to the people through the drilling of 23 boreholes himself and the government.
“Therefore, President Mahama needs to be returned to the Flagstaff House, while I Dr Dominic Ayine also needs to go back to Parliament,” he stressed.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Albert Abongo, who inaugurated a campaign team for the MP, stated that the government had targeted to cover 95 per cent of households under the Rural Electrification Project by the close of the year.
The campaign launch was attended by the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Alhaji Limuna Muniru, the Deputy Minister of Interior and MP for Builsa North, Mr James Agalga, regional executive members and the parliamentary aspirants for Bongo, Garu, Bolgatanga Central, Nabdam among others.