Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has disclosed his firm resolve to continue to mount legitimate pressure in order for the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lipke and Lolobi(SALL) injustice to be remedied.
According to him, in the interim, a number of MPs would be prioritizing matters of concern to the SALL people when Parliament resumes next week.
He went further to humbly urge the people of SALL both home and abroad to send them[MPs] the issues that matter to them.
According to him, the issues that matter to them could range from education, health, agriculture, unemployment, road infrastructure and security.
“Additionally, arrangements are afoot to host town halls across SALL communities in due course,” Mr. Okudzeto stated.
“We pledge to give urgent and serious attention to your responses either by filing questions to Ministers, making statements on the floor or moving motions for action.”
He believes that “we must soldier on and fight harder for SALL’s fundamental right of representation to be respected — this shall remain central in the pursuit of our parliamentary obligations as it remains an unforgivable aberration for the 8th Parliament to exist in this current state of deformity.”
According to him, “this interim measure of solidarity in Parliament by forcefully raising concerns of the SALL people on the floor does not in anyway constitute a substitute for their constitutional right to have their own duly elected MP, to the contrary, it is another layer of justifiable agitation which also serves as a constant reminder in the House of Parliament that we are still not fully and properly constituted.”
During the 2020 elections, voters within areas in Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi, were only allowed to take part in the presidential election but could not vote in the parliamentary election because a constituency had not been created for them.