Mr. George Kumi, an independent parliamentary candidate for the Sunyani East Constituency in the Election 2016 has affirmed his conviction to unseat the incumbent New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament (MP) Mr. Kwasi Asomah-Cheremeh.
He emphasised that his two rival contestants Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh and Mr. Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive and the National Democratic Congress candidate, had failed the constituents, as the Municipality remained under-developed and deprived of social infrastructure development.
Mr. Kumi who is a former Ambassador to Libya and High Commissioner to Nigeria said this when he addressed separate rallies at Atronie, Yawhima, Penkwasi, Wawasua and Atuahenekrom to outdoor his plans for the constituency.He said he was more proactive and had better plans than his contestants to aid the development of the area when given the nod.
He reassured the people that the “one house one toilet project” aimed at ensuring that especially old settlements in the Sunyani Municipality deprived of easy access to toilet remained his priority.
Mr. Kumi said without job creation it would be difficult to alleviate poverty, hence he had supported more than 1,500 young men and women in the Municipality to acquire employable skills in various artisanal and trade set-ups in the Municipality.
He said without the support of the people his quest to represent them in Parliament would be fruitless and therefore appealed to them to give vote for him in the December 07 polls.
The former envoy told the people that he would operate an open-door policy that would make them feel comfortable to approach him at any time.
“I am pregnant with ideas, policies and programmes that would be implemented and bring rapid socio-economic improvement for the socio-economic well-being of my constituents,” he said.
Mr. Kumi advised his supporters to avoid insults and statements that could trigger political violence, saying without peace nothing meaningful could be achieved.