Thursday, 23 April 2020, will not easily be forgotten by Member of Parliament for Nalerigu/Gambaga, Hajia Alima Mahama in her political career.
Being in her first term as the representative of the area, Hajia Alima who doubles as the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development visited Dagbri-Boari in the East Mamprusi municipality of the North East region.
Her mission, to campaign to be re-elected by delegates during the New Patriotic Party’s primaries which has been suspended due to the onset of the global pandemic, the coronavirus.
Residents of the community who were not enthused about progress of development in the area welcomed the legislator with hoots and would not let her get out of her vehicle to interact with the delegates.
According to JoyNews, the Local Government Minister and her high-profiled delegation, including the Municipal Chief Executive, Baba Danladi, the North East Regional Minister, and many regional executives of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), were given a hostile welcome party with some of them even rejecting Coronavirus relief items presented to them.
They accused Hajia Alimah of failing to fulfil campaign promises she made earlier, stressing that their action was in fulfilment of their promise to boycott this year’s general elections and other national exercises unless authorities addressed their plights.
A Youth Leader who spoke to the Accra based media house outlined a number of promises Hajia Alima had turned a blind eye to including fixing their roads and providing potable drinking water to the community.
“Honestly, during the last elections when our MP came here, she made a lot of promises. So those promises, we were expecting that, at least if none at, at least, one or two would have been done.
“But up to date, she disappeared and we never heard anything from her again. So, when she disappeared after the elections, yesterday was the only day we set our eyes on her. We have realised that she is just there to fill her stomach not to do anything for the community.”