By Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA
Takoradi, Jan. 20, GNA – Dr Grace
Ayensu-Dankwa, an Internationally Recognised Burns Surgeon has stressed the
need for the constituents of Essikado-Ketan to carefully think through their
decision by giving her the parliamentary mandate to lead and uplift their
Currently, a lecturer at the University of
Cape Coast Medical School and vying for the seat on the Ticket of the National
Democratic Congress in the area said 16 years under the current parliamentarian
was to the disadvantage of the constituents.
She told a cross-section of the Western
Media that, “I have personally visited most of the towns within the
constituency and there is nothing to show for the District Assembly Common Fund
and other statutory allocations the current Parliamentarian collected over the
“We are losing lots of things in the
name of partisan politics and development…if you are elected, you are elected
to serve all and not a section of the society, we only make one side poor and
the other rich in our Ghanaian politics.
In America, where I spent most of my life,
politics is different, whether Democrat or Republican, your trash is picked
every morning, development happens to everyone and not those in power”,
Dr. Ayensu-Dankwa said it was time the
Essikado-Ketan constituency was rescued from total ineffectiveness…”I am
a surgeon and I believe that any defect in any part of the body must be dealt
with to avoid spread and total destruction.”
She said even Presidents had eight year term
non-renewable and so must be the case for members of Parliament to enable them
to effectively contribute to the needs of their constituents.
Dr. Ayensu-Dankwa said if given the nod to
lead the constituency in the 2020 general Election, she would lobby and work to
ensure that access to socio-economic needs were distributed fairly.