July 22, 2015

Naser Mahama Toure, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for East Ayawaso, on Tuesday denied media reports that he was pelted with stones at a ceremony to mark the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival at Nima, a suburb of Accra.

He said at the event some people registered their protest about the current power outage, popularly called dumsor, and was initially prevented from reading his speech, but he was not attacked with stones.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, he said, “Nobody hurled stones at me and at no point did I run to take cover as the media reports speculated.

“When tempers cooled down, I read my speech and assured the people of government’s efforts to end the power crisis and other challenges in the constituency, and this went down very well.”

Mr Toure said he would have been surprised to be attacked with stones by people who credit him with a number of development projects, including the face-lifting of Nima market.

He provided the Nima District Police Station with an electricity generator, has been supportive of various community projects in the constituency, including the Nima market pavement project, construction of a major bridge linking Nima and Newtown and provision of ambulance to the Nima Hospital.

The MP has also provided the hospital with a new ward, three-unit classroom block at Yaa Jalal Arabic School awaiting inauguration.

Mr Toure said on Friday, July 24, he would give 300 classroom furniture and school uniforms for distribution to schools in the constituency.

He says he has instituted a yearly distribution of examination materials for junior high students, emergency aid support to disaster victims and residents who need support.

Source: GNA