In his view, the spatial and infrastructure development of Sekondi is peaking, and that they need to concentrate on the human capacity development and jobs.
He spoke exclusively to Skyy News on the difference he seeks to make with his election as a parliamentary candidate for the party and hopefully the people’s representative for Sekondi.
“Sekondi is not a city that you’re not going to lobby for a road, electricity, water… these are basic infrastructures and it has been provided by successive governments. What we need now is a leader who thinks outside the box, who will be able to bring transformation and bring the glory of Sekondi in those days back.
“The youth when you go to Sekondi are always loitering not having jobs. So my focus and my vision are going to lobby and bring investors to Sekondi where we can create jobs, build capacity for the youth so that they will be employed. The youth need employment. And that’s what I’m going to focus on coming in” he elaborated.
Mr. Blankson promises to unite the party in the constituency as he feared the divisiveness might end them in opposition.
“I’m bringing on board total inclusiveness that there wouldn’t be a faction. So we are bringing everybody together so that we can have a unified party that will enable us to go and retain the seat” Mr. Blankson added.
Mr. Elvis Blankson is the only contender to the incumbent Member of Parliament for Sekondi, Andrew Agyapa Mercer, for the coming parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party.