In a coincidental twist of events, repair works have commenced on certain roads in Assin Bereku, the administrative center of Assin North, following the Electoral Commission’s announcement of a by-election scheduled for June 27 in the constituency.
Several residents, speaking to reporters, believe that the upcoming by-election has provided an opportunity to address the long-standing issue of neglected roads in Assin Bereku.
“We are not surprised that they are constructing the road. We will give thanks to James Gyakye Quayson for giving the sitting government pressure. When Jesus Christ died mankind benefited and that is the same way James Gyakye Quayson has done.
However, some of them expressed concerns about whether these developmental projects will continue beyond the by-election.
“But the question we want to ask is whether they will still continue with all the developmental projects even after the by-elections. Gyakye Quayson has said it already that he will give the NPP government pressure to do the needful, and so he deserves the needed applause.
“Our roads since 1996 have not been good, and it has not been any better till today. So if they are fixing our town roads it’s because of Gyake Quayson.”
The by-election in Assin North was prompted by the Supreme Court’s ruling that led to the removal of the former Member of Parliament, Gyakye Quayson.
As a result, Parliament declared the Assin North seat vacant on Tuesday, May 30.
The upcoming by-election holds significant importance for the constituency and its residents.