The electorate in Gomoa Assin in the Central Region have issued an ultimatum to political parties calling for a substantial improvement in their living conditions lest they boycott the December general elections.
The residents of the area lament that despite their continuous participation in the electoral process, government after government has failed to give them their deserved share of the national cake thus allowing them to suffer in absolute poverty.
Speaking with Accra-based radio station, Ultimate FM, Assembly Member for the area, Isaac Kwabena Forson said, "We have been voting since 1992 and yet we have not experienced any improvement in our living conditions in Gomoa Assin, common basic amenities, we don’t have, we are tired and cannot vote for unproductive politicians".
The farming community with a population of over 4,000 people says they have been consequently denied access to basic amenities like clinics, portable water and accessible roads. According to the inhabitant of Gomoa Assin, the area's poor road network has resulted in post-harvest losses for farmers as drivers are not willing to come transfer farm produce to city markets.
The people have therefore sent a strong message to the various political parties, especially the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to fix their poor road network or risk being denied entry into the town for campaign activities as the party has failed in fulfilling its promises to them.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has also been advised by the people not to waste resources in sending electoral materials to the area if the road to the town is not fixed before December 7 as the people would not waste their energies in queuing to vote for leaders who do not care about their plight.