Open letter to Hon. Linda Ocloo – You have failed your constituency – You are a disgrace!


Metro Mass Residents Association in Dodowa are compelled to write to you this letter to express our opinion on your awful performance as our representative in parliament, to assess you of your actions and reflect on the current state of our constituency.

We are residents of Metro Mass community in the Hunyum – Dodowa Municipality, and we have an interest in the affairs of our dear constituency. We are writing this letter based on the powers that enshrined in our constitution to give every citizen the freedom of speech and expression.

Also, the principle of participatory democracy necessitates that citizens hold their political leaders accountable in relation to their performance. This is basically the reason why we are writing this open letter, outlining our reason for disquietude, which majority of the electorates in the constituency are also concerned with.

We appreciate your reserved nature as well as the little development you brought to Shai Osudoku District of the Greater-Accra Region District together with the MCE but I think it is not enough per what was given to by your people and what you’ve delivered. There is a saying that “to him much is given much is expected from him” and so you can do better. We are in computably disappointed by your performance as Member of Parliament which we find very appalling because you have shown little interest in addressing your constituent and our community (Metro Mass Residential Association) needs.

We have few members of our community in diaspora, who believes that they don’t have to build or buy their homes in a gated community to leave in a decent environment. Their mission is to build a clinic in 4 strategic places to serve the people of Dodowa, two of them plan to build a factory and another a big school for the less privileged for free.  All listed can only come true with good road that the assembly has woefully failed to do.

Hon. Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo, if you care to know, many of the people in your constituency are not interested in political gimmicks but rather the struggle to get rid of poverty, bad roads, poor educational facilities, limited health care centres, the lack of developmental policies in the constituency is their topmost priority. Please, Hon. Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo please don’t kill their dreams!

If we are to rate you, we would rate you under 20% score mark which automatically earns you an F. Your colleague MP’s are taking the advantage of these social intervention programs to help develop their constituencies and you are just quiet sitting down with your two hands in between your legs to the detriment of your people.

Programs designed by the President to help improve livelihoods of the good people of Ghana has been the priority of most of your colleague MPs some of which are even in opposition and you sit aloof, unconcerned about this worrying state of the constituency. Where is your lobbying skills? Furthermore, I am particularly concerned about the lack of involvement of the people from the constituency in the formulation of the district development plan. It is a shame.

In our humble opinion, these developmental plans must not be only the duty of the assembly but rather must be democratized to reflect a bottom-up policy approach where residents in the various towns of the constituency can contribute their quota to the process so that the challenges and the aspirations of the people of Dodowa will be represented in those plans.

I don’t think the assembly would have drawn a policy in our four-year development plan that they will get rid of public toilets in our district if there was proper consultation. Because I don’t see why the district assembly will come up with such policies in our development plan. Where do you expect visitors of the constituency or the district to ease themselves? Do we really know the importance of a public toilet? Advance countries have public toilets. Is that why most of the communities in our constituency do not have a public toilet which they have therefore resorted to the bush defecating in discriminatively in our constituency. You must sit up even if you will not bid for a third term.

We have much to tell you about the poor state of affairs of the constituency. You are not visible in the constituency or vocal in the House of Parliament. You don’t participate in Parliamentary debates neither do you forward the problems of your constituency to the House of Parliament. Another big shame on you!

Thank you.

Yours Sincerely,

Metro Mass Residents Association

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