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Keta MP provides health centres in 3 communities

Ill health has always been a nightmare to every human being; but it even gets worse when there is little hope of where to turn to for solution.

This is why many communities keep knocking at the doorsteps of authorities to provide health facilities in their localities.

But for some fortunate selected communities in the Keta Municipality, their hope of easily accessing basic health delivery will soon become reality following interventions from the Member of Parliament for Keta, Mr. Richard Quashigah.

The completed health centre @ Sasieme

Through the hard work of the MP, three deprived communities in the municipality including Tsiame, Lawoshieme, and Sasieme are being built a clinic.

The projects that are in various stages of completion are aimed at ensuring that residents in beneficiary communities can at least receive basic health delivery especially during emergencies

According to Mr. Quashigah, providing these communities with health facilities is a perfect way of positively touching the lives of the people adding that reducing poverty also means ensuring the people are in good health.

Lawoshieme health centre nears completion

He said the difficulty associated with transporting sick people to bigger health facilities in the municipality is a cause of worry and that informed the decision to build the health facilities close to the people as alternatives to always travelling to the municipal hospital.

He also indicated that these were requests made by the people among other needs and was confident they will derive the necessary benefit from the projects.

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Ensure effective security at MMT Yards as investigation – Kokofu

Member of Parliament for Bantama, Henry Kwabena Kokofu, is calling for the implementation of effective security measures at all Metro Mass Transit yards across the country.

According to the MP, this will ensure that incidents such as fire outbreaks does not occur at the terminals to clear evidence as investigations into the missing 12 Metro Mass Transit buses proceed.

Hon. Kokofu says he is drawing lessons from the fire that ravaged the Central Medical Stores in Tema destroying equipment and drugs worth several millions of Ghana Cedis, just before investigations was to be carried out into the missing malaria drugs which was being kept at the stores.

Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Wednesday, Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu who has taken personal interest in the missing buses saga, commends the Police in Techiman for intercepting of one of the 12 missing buses which had been changed from its original orange and black colour to cream.

He notes that the interception of the bus vindicates the position of the Metro Mass Transit workers who recently embarked on a nationwide strike to demand the dismissal of the Board Chairman and Deputy Managing Director of the company over the disappearance of the 12 buses belonging to the company.

The Lawyer turned Legislator further applaudes the Ashante Regional Minister, Dr Samuel Sarpong and the Ashante Regional Fire Service Commander for swiftly taking action in ensuring enhanced security at the MMT yard in Kumasi to forestall any eventuality.


MP cautions farmers against bushfires

Ms Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, has entreated farmers to handle naked fire carefully to avoid the outbreak of domestic and wild fires.

She expressed worry that fire outbreaks had remained an annual disturbing phenomenon in most of the farming communities in the Constituency, thereby affecting food and other cash crop production.

Ms Prempeh gave the advice at separate meetings with some residents, as part of her working visit to inspect some projects she had financed in some of the communities in the constituency.

The communities included Tanokrom, Subonpang, Dwumakwai, Onwe Nkwantabisa, Atonsu, Dwenase, Kobina, Asukese, Dwenase, Nsupem and Bomaa.

Ms Prempeh expressed concern that wild and domestic fires were undermining the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product growth.

She stressed that group hunting during the dry season was still banned and, therefore, appealed to the traditional rulers in the communities to ensure that those engaged in such activities stopped.

Ms Prempeh advised palm wine tappers and other local gin distillers in the communities to remember to put out their fires before leaving their farms.

Source: GNA

Oye Lithur’s Silence on KKD rape saga “surprising” – Ursula

The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has described as “surprising” the seeming silence of the Gender Minister, Nana Oye Lithur on the recent rape scandal involving ace broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD).

According to the former Vice President of FIDA, Oye Lithur’s comments would have been helpful and reassuring to the alleged victim and other women who have been victims of rape.

KKD is facing trial for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl, Ewureffe Orleans Thompson at the African Regent hotel in Accra. Although Ms. Thompson has in a letter to the Chief Justice withdrawn her interest in the case, State prosecutors are unwavering.

Prosecutor Cynthia Lamptey, told the judge hearing the case that the authenticity of the letter is in doubt.

Commenting on the development on Oman FM, Mrs Ekuful said the Gender Minister and other women advocates must make their opinions known on the matter. “Maybe she (Oye Lithur) was overwhelmed like I was; but I’m surprised that she has not yet spoken to stop how Ewureffe and her family have been treated by the public.

“And she is not alone, a lot of us have also done the girl and her family a great disservice with our silence,” she noted.

Source: Starr FM

House of Chiefs must intervene in Akim Swedru Chieftaincy Dispute- MP

Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru Kennedy Osei Nyarko has urged the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs to immediately intervene in the raging Akim Swedru Chieftaincy dispute.

According to him, a speedy intervention and adjudication by the Chiefs group, will determine the locus of the Chief, Okowtwaresuo Kantamanto Owarae Agyekum who has become the subject of the dispute.

Sunday’s unrest also saw the Chief’s palace being torched during the celebration of the Akwasidae festival by irate youth who also pelted stones at some individuals amidst the confusion.

The chaos left one person dead while four others sustained various degrees of injury. They are all part of irate youth who are refusing to recognize the legitimacy of the chief of the town.

Tension has been brewing following clashes between supporters of the chief and the queen mother of the area.

The youth claim Okowtwaresuo Kantamanto Owarae Agyekum has been destooled as the chief of the town and so cannot hold himself out as such.

The police have arrested 14 people suspected to have been involved in the clash as the security agency step up the efforts in maintaining law and order in the area.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show on Monday, Hon. Kennedy Osei Nyarko who said he didn’t want to take sides in the dispute appealed for calm among the inhabitants since development cannot take place in a state of anarchy.

“We need to maintain peace in our town as has been the case over the years, we have a reputation for having notable persons in Ghana coming from this town and we need not dent the good name we’ve built for ourselves” he said.

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Rachael Apoh slams politics of insult

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa Central, Mrs Rachael Nana Adjoa Apoh Opoku has appealed to supporters of the political parties to desist from insulting their opponents in pursuit of their parochial interests.

She said insulting opponents especially adults, is an affront to Ghanaian values.

The MP, who is also former Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, made the appeal when she addressed Akwambo festival celebrations at Gomoa Aboso and Gomoa Abaasa in the Gomoa East District.

She called on the supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to let decorum be their watchword by according respect to President John Dramani Mahama, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, NPP Presidential Candidate and other high ranking members of other parties to ensure peace and stability in the political arena

Mrs Opoku said the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary campaign should be run devoid of insults or character assassination in order to promote the national democratic dispensation.

She asked the NPP to offer constructive criticism to the government.

The Gomoa Central MP said Government is doing everything possible to reverse the economic problems confronting Ghanaians.

Mrs Opoku presented 20 bags of cement and GH₵200.00 to the people of Abaasa to support their developmental projects.

She said one of the Presidential Free Senior High School structure is being constructed at Gomoa Gyaman and would be completed by the end of September.

Mr Yaw Alhasan, Gomoa Abaasa Unit Committee Chairman who received the cement on behalf of the people thanked the MP for the kind gesture.

MP donates books to Madina Municipal Education

Alhaji Amadu B. Sologho, Member of Parliament for Abokobi-Madina, has appealed to parents to take active interest in the education of their wards to enable them to achieve academic excellence and become useful citizens.
He said education played a very important role in the socio-economic development of the nation hence parents must endeavour to help their children to achieve their aim.
Alhaji Sologho said this when he donated 3,600 pieces of a text book; “The Cock Crow,” valued at GH¢ 40,000.00, to the La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Education at Madina in the Greater Accra Region on Thursday.
The ”The Cock Crow” is an English Course Book which had been recommended by the Ghana Education Service to be used in all junior high schools.
The books would be distributed to form one students of both public and private junior high schools in the constituency.
Alhaji Sologho urged the pupils to take their education seriously and tasked them to desist from indulging in acts which would be inimical to their studies.
He said he had instituted “Best Teacher Awards” for primary, junior high, senior high and technical schools in the constituency as a way of motivating the teachers to give of their best to improve the quality of education in the constituency.
Alhaji Sologho urged teachers to take their work seriously and desist from absenteeism which retards progress.
Mrs Elizabeth Oduro Mensah, Municipal Director of Education, who received the books, thanked Alhaji Sologho for his kind gesture and expressed the hope that the children would put the books to good use.

Takoradi MP donates equipment/laptops to hospital, schools

Mr Kwabena Okyere-Darko, Member of Parliament (MP) for Takoradi has presented a number of non-contact equipment used to check temperature to the Takoradi Hospital.

He also presented to schools in his constituency a number of laptops.
Presenting the infrared thermometers worth GH¢4, 000.00 to the hospital, Mr Okeyere-Darko said it was his token contribution towards preparation for protection against highly contagious diseases like the outbreak of the Ebola virus should it be reported in the country.
He said though Ghana has not had cases of Ebola, Ghanaians must continue to observe environmental and personal hygiene and strictly adhere to the call to stop hands shaking or getting into personal contact with people.
The Ebola virus had killed several people in other West African countries, especially Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
The MP reminded the public of the incidence of the recent cholera outbreak that claimed more lives in the country and urged that they come out in their numbers to undertake clean –up exercises in their communities to prevent outbreak of epidemic.
Madam Joyce Bagina, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Director of Health, who received the equipment, said it had come at the opportune time as the hospital needed them most to work with.
She however appealed for materials that would be used to protect the staff from head to toe.
Making the presentation of the laptop computers in the schools, Mr Okyere-Darko advised the students against using the equipment for unproductive creation but rather use them to broaden their knowledge in various subjects and Information Technology.
The head teachers of the beneficiary schools expressed gratitude to the MP and promised to put them to good use.
The schools, all Junior High, are Bishop Amissah, Nav West, Dr Wilkie Crusaders, Complex, SDA and Airforce.

Publish report on fires outbreaks – Akrofuom MP

Member of Parliament for Akrofuom in the Ashante Region, Hon. Kwabena Appiah Pinkrah has urged government to as a matter of urgency make public the various findings on fire outbreaks that President John Mahama has caused to be investigated in recent times.

According to him, the reports when made public will bring to bear the causes of those wild fires and help the public in the prevention of other fires outbreaks from occurring.

His call comes in the wake of the fire that ravaged the Central Medical Stores located in the Tema Industrial area destroying health equipment and drugs worth millions of Ghana Cedis.

The ravaging of the strategic facility which holds all the country’s medical supplies has been described by many as disastrous, especially when all drugs secured and brought in by the state and donations from partners with regard to Ebola fighting have been reduced to ashes.

Speaking on GTV’s Breakfast Show, Hon. Kwabena Appiah Pinkrah emphasized that the concealing of the findings of the investigations by the government was doing the country a great disservice as the recommendations in the report must be made known and be seen to be implemented.

He further warned against the burning of bushes in this harmattan season as that could spread into wild fires and in the process damage properties.


Bortianor/NgleshieAmanfro MP organizes gala

Torgbe Stars beats their rivals Sampa FC 4-3 on penalties to win the Member of Parliament for Bortianor/NgleshieAmanfro Constituency Gala Trophy at Amanfro Community Park at Amanfro.

They took home a trophy, two sets of jerseys, a football and a cash of 500 Ghana Cedis while Sampa FC took 300 Ghana Cedis and two sets of jersey. The second runner up, Adanseman United, also took 200 Ghana Cedis and two sets of jersey as consolation prize.

The two sides, who qualified to the finals from the group stage put up splendid performance to the admiration of spectators and invited guests.

The gala was under the auspices of Mr Bright Demordzie, Member of Parliament for Bortianor/NgleshieAmanfro Constituency and NiiKwashieGborlor IV, Chief of NgleshieAmanfro and was under the theme, “Empowering the Youth through Sports”.

Two teams from each of the six electoral areas in the Constituency participated in the gala and were given an appearance fee of 100 Ghana Cedis per team.

Mr Demordzi before the match noted that a healthy youth is the backbone for every society and stressed the need to engage them around productive activities that would unite them for development.

He said the MP’s Gala, an annual event, aimed at instilling discipline, commitment, patriotism and unity among the youth in the constituency to enhance development.

He expressed the hope to build a strong team by the end of the year to represent the constituency.

Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV commended Mr Demordzi for his efforts to bring various developmental projects and initiatives to the Constituency and pledged the support of the traditional rulers to assist him.

He also urged the youth to utilize their time on profitable ventures to bring honour to themselves and the constituency at large.

Other participating teams are Freedom FC, Eleven Wonders, Galilea Allstars, Galilea United, United Stars, Vigilant Stars, Langma FC, Next Level FC, and Harakas Stars.