Chiefs of Ahanta within Effia-Kwesimintsim municipality (EKMA) have asked the former Member of Parliament for Kwesimintsim, Joseph Mensah to come back and contest when the party opens nominations for parliamentary primaries.
They assured the former legislature their support over what they described as unprecedented developments brought to the constituency during the four-year tenure as the member of parliament.
The Chief made the remarks when they invited Mr. Joseph Mensah to the palace of Anaji chief, Nana Ekra Kojo IV to commend and persuade him to come back and contest the Kwesimintsim Parliamentary seat again despite losing in the 2020 primaries.
Among the chiefs who were present at the meeting include; Chief of Anaji, Nana Ekra Kojo IV, Chief of Apremdo, Nana Kwamena Egya XI, Chief of Kwesimintsim, Nana Egodzi Essoun III, Chief of Adenteim, Nana Kumitsia, Chief of Mpatado, Nana Egodzitia, Chief of Assakae, Nana Asante Kojo II and Chief of Whindo, Nana Kwesi Essiem IV.
Recounting some of the various developmental projects executed within the constituency, the chiefs described the former MP as their saviour and a man who “walks the talk”.
They eulogized him and mentioned construction of roads, school, football park, health centres, markets, community centres, durbar grounds, among others as projects executed within the four-year tenure of the MP which has changed the face of the constituency.
However, they expressed disappointment over their inability to persuade the delegates to retain the former MP during their primaries.
The Chief of Apremdo, Nana Kwamena Egya XI in an interview after the meeting said, Mr. Joseph Mensah has demonstrated to them that he is a true Ahanta who has the development of his people at heart, thus their regret of not supporting him during his second term bid.
He assured the blessing of the chiefs to support him to win the seat again if he considers their call to come back and contest the parliamentary seat again when the party opens nominations for primaries.
“It is during the term of Mr. Joseph Mensah as MP, that Kwesimintsim has seen massive developments within the entire constituency,” he stressed.
Responding to the call, Mr. Joseph Mensah expressed appreciation to the chiefs for recognizing his contributions to the people of constituecy and pledged to ensure that the uncompleted projects would be completed.
However, Mr. Joseph Mensah was silent on whether he will come back and contest the Kwesimintsim seat again when the party opens nominations for primaries.
“I don’t know what God has for me in the future, so I cannot promise anything for now,” he emphasized.
Mr. Joseph Mensah urged the party people and the entire constituents to support Nana Akufo-Addo and his government for massive developments.
Source: Ghananest,com/Matthew Dadzie.