Demo Hits Sampson Ahi

Residents of Sefwi Kwafukaa, Bodi, in the Western Region, on Wednesday embarked on a demonstration against the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Sampson Ahi, for failing to address the needs of the community.

The residents mentioned deplorable road networks as well as other basic needs as their major concerns.

The demonstrators, who are in one of the perceived strongholds of the ruling National Democracy Congress (NDC), also vented their spleens on the government and the District Chief Executive (DCE), Solomon Fuachie, for failing to repair the area’s road networks, despite the fact that they vote  massively for the party.

They asserted that even though they had drawn the attention of the DCE and the MP to the issue of the deplorable roads, nothing had been done to rehabilitate them.

According to the aggrieved residents, they therefore had no other option than to demonstrate against the authorities concerned.

As early as 7am yesterday, the peeved residents, clad mostly in red attires, marched through the principal streets of the town holding placards.

They later converged at the forecourt of the district assembly and presented a petition to the DCE for onward submission to President Mahama.
Emmanuel Agyare, one of the organizers of the demonstration, stated that the roads had been in bad state for years, adding that all efforts to get the authorities to put them in good shape had proved futile.

He was optimistic that through the demonstration the authorities would rise up to the occasion and address their grievances.