Last Friday, supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) clashed at Agona Kwanyako in the Agona East District of the Central Region over who had the mandate to build a place of convenience.
When the NDC MP for the area, Mrs. Queenstar Maame Pokuah Sawyerr, was about to cut the sod for the project to begin, members of both parties stormed the site earmarked for its construction and engaged in heated arguments about which of the two parties had the right to execute the project for the people.
According to members of the NPP, the project’s contract, which is supported by the Coastal Development Authority (CODA), had been assigned to a contractor who would begin construction soon, preventing the NDC MP from working on it.
Supporters of the NDC, on the other hand, vehemently protested, claiming that the government was not ready to carry out the project after cutting the sod about a year ago; as a result, the NDC MP for the area had come to their aid to reconstruct the project for the people to improve the town’s sanitation situation.
The supporters had to be calmed down by police officers from the Swedru Divisional Police Command.