God strike me dead if… – Roads Minister
Contrary to claims by some persons that Member of Parliament for Atewa West and Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta is enriching himself with monies meant for development in the area, the legislator says he has never stolen from his constituents.
Mr. Amoako Atta addressing his constituents at Akyem Bomaa during the Farmers Day Celebration, vehemently denied any wrongdoing and swore to God to strike him dead if his claims are false.
“I have been speaking in churches and before Nananom who are Spirit so I would have been struck dead if have been lying to my constituents all these while. I swear before Nananom and Almighty God I have never robbed my constituents. God should take my life if I have ever stolen even Ghc10 meant for my constituents. God should take my life! God should take my life if as an MP I have robbed my constituency”, he said.
“As human as I am if I had unintentionally used monies of my constituency for something else which I am yet to be known I pray to God for forgiveness. If I become aware I will refund it 10 times. But I can confidently say I have never taken anything meant for my constituents since I became MP” he added.
The minister urged his constituents to rather channel their grievances to their chiefs. He accused the chiefs of benefiting from galamsey to the detriment of the community.
He said: “Nananom and Subjects should tell us what benefit did galamsey brought to the area. I want to know! Galamsey rather destroyed our water bodies and farmlands but some Chiefs benefited because they entered into agreements with these galamsey companies so they must render account to the people.
“The People of Atewa West must rise up! The People of Atewa West must rise up! You must rise up and demand accountability from our leaders on Galamsey. Even if a single roofing sheet gets ripped off from a school building, these chief don’t help always crying out to the District Assembly and MP for help, Yes we must help but the question begging for answer is where is the galamsey money”.