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EXCLUSIVE: Kumi Guitar to contest NPP Primaries in Akwatia

Musician Nana Yaw Kumi also known as Kumi Guitar of ‘1 Litre, Break into Two, Betweener’ fame famously also known to be one of the musicians still loyal to embattled Nana Appiah Mensah is lacing his boots to contest the upcoming NPP Primaries on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party, MyNewsGH.com reports.

The seat is currently occupied by Mrs. Mercy Adu-Gyamfi popularly known as Ama Sey, a hairdresser who humiliated opposition National Democratic Congress’ Mohammed Baba Jamal in the 2016 election.

Ama Sey who attended Presby Middle School in Akwatia in the year 1988 and obtained Middle School Leaving Certificate (MSLC) is believed to be popular owing to her good human relations with her constituents.

Beside her hairdressing business, she was a managing director of Amasey Pharmacy, in Kade, in the Eastern Region. She is a member of some committees in Parliament, she serves on the Committee on Employment and social welfare house committee.

But for the emergence of Nana Yaw Kumi, some delegates believe she could be going unopposed. It is unclear how popular or well known Nana Yaw Kumi is within the NPP fraternity in the Akwatia constituency but it promises to be interesting as he joins a list of music and movie celebrities who have parliamentary ambitions. The others are John Dumelo, K.K Fosu and Bice Osei Kufuor Obour.

Bad English, Good Message

The incumbent Akwatia MP has been mocked at by her opponents for her inability to speak English fluently but that did not stop her from speaking about the issues that affect her constituents.

In her maiden speech in Parliament, Ama Sey expressed concerns about the manner in which the current management of the Ghana Consolidated Diamond Limited situated in her constituency, was running the place.

She said, among other things, that the company “promises to create 25,000 direct jobs and 50,000 indirect jobs for support services…It further promises to bring a turnaround strategy plan that will lift the company.” She said that the company was not living up to its promise and the youth are not happy. She called for government support to help her turn things around.

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