The parliamentary candidate of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election, Mr Clement Boadi, has promised pulling a shocker in the upcoming poll.
According to him, the time had come to break the jinx of the political duopoly that had characterised the outcome of elections in the area over the years.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, Mr Boadi posited that over the years, there had been an alternation of power between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in a manner that had not benefited the people.
Breaking the duopoly
He said: “I am in here to break that duopoly because the NPP and NDC have taken Ghanaians for granted for too long.”
He believes that the strongest signal that the constituents could send to the two big parties that had taken them for granted over the years was to come out in their numbers and vote for him.
Espousing his vision for the constituency, he said the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency had a lot of potential that could be harnessed for better development than what it had witnessed so far.
For example, he said, the constituency could boast of strong tertiary institutions and people with strong academic backgrounds.
“Basically, one cannot say the constituency lacks much in terms of development but the missing link is someone who would be easily accessible and capable of harnessing the abundant resources of the constituency to a higher level,” he pointed out.
What the constituency needs, more importantly, he said, was someone who had the inherent ability to articulate their concerns in Parliament explaining that “for me, the constituency needs a servant to do their bidding.”
One key challenge facing the constituency, he said, was security saying many people had time and again made calls for the security of the area to be enhanced so that people could go about their duties without fear.
“So that people can retire to bed and sleep peacefully because they know they are secured and would not fall victim to some criminal activities that have been taking place in the area for some time now,” he said.
His vision, therefore, is to work to enhance the security of the area by ensuring the formation of community watchdog groups, and also see to it that community policing is given top priority.
For the youth, his vision is to put up a skills training centre to boost entrepreneurial development to make the youth economically independent where no one who will complete tertiary institution will look up to the government for employment.
“My policy direction is that in addition to acquiring academic degrees, the youth should also have skills that can be used to complement their academic qualification so that they will benefit from an enhanced combination of the two,” he indicated.
“I will be creating a centre where we can train the youth to acquire those necessary skills for them to make meaningful contribution not only to the development of the constituency but the nation as a whole,” he stressed.
Among other things, Mr Boadi said in terms of talents, he had discovered certain areas such as Bawaleshie where he would construct an astro turf to identify and enhance the talents of the youth within that area.