November 30, 2015

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has completed plans for the inclusion of the Gomoa East District in the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP).

According to Mrs. Rachel Nana Adjoa Apoh Opoku, Member of Parliament-elect for Gomoa Central, the inclusion of the district with two constituencies by the government, would help reduce abject poverty currently confronting the aged, People With Disabilities (PWDs), and widows.

She was optimistic that the Ministry would not deny Gomoa East District which had been declared as one of the poorest among others in the three Northern Regions.

Mrs Opoku made this known when she donated 2, 200 pieces of half cloths to widows, the aged, and PWDs, at Gomoa Ekwamkrom in the Gomoa Central Constituency.

The occasion coincided with the MP’s birthday celebration which was attended by party supporters, constituency executives and some traditional rulers.

She disclosed that the Gomoa Central Constituency was carved from Gomoa East Constituency in 2012, and was one of the poorest in the Central Region.

She reiterated that when the Ministry approved the LEAP, it would go a long way to improve the quality of lives of the people.

The MP stated that the Gender Ministry had given assurance that the People of Gomoa Central would benefit from the programme in 2016.

She stated that apart from the LEAP, the government under President John Dramani Mahama had initiated many social interventions to make sure that lives were improved in the district.

Mrs Opoku assured her constituents that her second term in Parliament would help to complete projects she initiated three and half years ago.

She said through her instrumentality, President John Dramani Mahama had given one out of the 50 Community Senior High School (SHS) in the Gomoa Central Constituency, which would be commissioned early next year.

MP Said apart from SHS, many educational structures had been constructed for the basic schools. Health Centers, re-shaping of many feeder roads and other social amenities that could help improve the living standards of the people.