A number of NPP supporters from the Adansi Asokwa constituency in Ashanti region have pleaded with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to forgive their Member of Parliament, Kobina Tahir Hammond for any misconduct of his and give him a ministerial role.
According to them, since 2016 when the New Patriotic Party won the general elections, their representative has not made any of the appointee lists of the president. This disturbs them, hence their plea on his(K.T. Hammond’s) behalf.
“We have heard it on several occasions that President Akufo-Addo has issues with Hon T. K Hammond and it is affecting a competent MP like him to get ministerial appointment to serve this country. We voted massively for NPP because we want our MP to get ministerial appointment to serve Ghana and bring more development to our Constituency,” they said to the Obuasi correspondent of the ABN, closely monitored by MyNewsGh.com
They also said should their appeal not be heard by the president, they will cause K.T Hammond to withdraw from active participation in party activities, in turn, having an impact on their effectiveness.
“We will advise our MP (Hon KT Hammond) not to involve himself in party activities in parliament if President Akufo-Addo fails to appoint him. Both Parties have 137 MPs and this will affect the party if our MP is advised not to involve himself in any decision from the majority,” they threatened.
They continued by saying that, “Governance is not about punishing people you have issues with but appointing competent people to serve under your government. Ghana needs competent appointees to transform the economy and we believe President Akufo-Addo will bury his differences with Hon K. T Hammond if that is if it is true and appoint him as a minister.”