Wamfie (B/R),— Mr Paul Apreku Twum Barimah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa East in the Bono Region, has presented food and other items to 200 widows in the constituency.
They comprise bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil, assorted drinks, second-hand clothes, and undisclosed amount of money.
Mr Barimah said the gesture was to put smiles on the faces of the widows from Wamfie, Wamanafo, Kyeremasu, Asuotiano, Akontanim, Dormaa Akwamu, Akontanim, Dormaa Akwamu, Nseseresu and Asuhyiae communities.
“I was deeply touched by the plight of the widows. In fact, I have the responsibility to promote the well-being of the marginalised in my constituency and bring happiness and joy to their lives during the yuletide.”
“As an MP, I have to ensure their social inclusion and security, something I am committed to doing for all, irrespective of political affiliations, creed, tribe and religion,” the MP said.
Madam Paulina Akosua, a beneficiary, on behalf of her colleagues, thanked the MP for the kindness, saying the gesture was a clear demonstration of love and compassion.
In a related development, Mr Barimah presented more working tools and equipment to 400 artisanal workers and apprentices at Wamfie and Wamanafo.
They comprise 200 sewing machines, a number of hair dryers, barbering machines, and carpentry tools.
In addition, Mr Barimah offered scholarships and provided laptops and chop boxes to some tertiary and senior high school students in the area.
The MP said he had also donated hospital beds and medical equipment to the Wamfie District Hospital and reshaped the access road to the Wamfie Mosque and other communities.
Source: Ghana News Agency