Audio: Angry chiefs, residents want “unproductive” MP, Owuraku Aidoo out

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BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: William Owuraku Aidoo, Deputy Minister for Energy, Ghana speaks during the 'Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue' on April 18, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Koehler/Photothek via Getty Images)

The Member of Parliament for the Afigya Kwabre South Constituency and Deputy Minister for Energy, Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo has come under tough verbal lashing from traditional leaders and indigenes of Boosie-Asuogya, a community under his jurisdiction in the Afigya Kwabre South District of the Ashanti region.

Residents and natives of the community who are boiling with rage against the 2-term MP claim the latter has been highly insensitive to their welfare and has failed to initiate any move to address the litany of challenges suffocating residents of the area for the nearly 8 years that he has represented them in Parliament.

The dilapidated nature of the road according to some agitated taxi drivers and residents has for years posed a great challenge to vehicular movements to and from the community, making it inaccessible whenever it rains.

When Angel News visited the area, sections of the road has been reconstructed with communal labour but leaves much to be desired because of the meager resources that were used in their attempt to salvage what has become of the road.

Some of the residents who spoke with Angel News’ Owusu Banahene demanded that, Hon Owuraku Aidoo be kicked out from his post as the MP for the area, since he has not even visited the area since he got the seat, let alone to be concerned about their plight.

 

 

PROFILE OF HON. OWURAKU AIDOO

William Owuraku Aidoo (MP) is the current Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Power. He is also the Member of Parliament for Afigya Kwabre South in the Ashanti Region.

He is an Energy Consultant and Agriculturalist with vast experience in Energy Governance, Policy, Management and Farming. Prior to his political career, he was the Managing Director of Kucons Company Limited, a wholly owned Ghanaian company involved in construction and rehabilitation of Hydro Dams.

Mr. Aidoo was also the Senior Superintendent at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Senior Manager at the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) from 1991 to 1994 and 1995 to 2012 respectively.

From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Aidoo devoted his time and energy to impact the life of Ghanaian youths through Education by lecturing at the University College of Education in Winneba, Ghana.

Due to his experience and dedication to farming, he emerged as the National Best Farmer for Cashew in Ghana in 2011.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Entrepreneurship from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

He is a native of Hemang-Kwabre in the Ashanti Region.