The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Klottey Korle, Nii Adjei Tawiah, has denied claims that members of the public are required to demonstrate their affiliation to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) before they are given food.
According to him, suggestions by the Member of Parliament for the area, Dr. Zenator Rawlings, that people are asked to show party cards before they are served with meals, are fallacious.
The provision of free meals is part of interventions instituted by the government in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to cushion the vulnerable in the lockdown areas.
The MCE, in response to claims by the MP, stressed that the Municipal Assembly has distributed 3,000 pieces of packed hot meals daily to the vulnerable and less privileged across the constituency including Tema Station.
The distribution, he maintained, is done under the supervision of officers of the Municipal NADMO Secretariat and accompanied by Assembly members for all the 11 electoral areas.
“Any suggestion therefore that people have been required to show a party card before they are given a meal is false,” he stated.
Read the full text of the statement below:
Response from Nii Adjei Tawiah (MCE, Korle Klottey) to remarks made by Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings (MP, Korle Klottey)
My attention has been drawn to remarks made by the Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings concerning current interventions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These remarks are of great concern to me due to the importance I attach to ensuring that we are doing everything possible to address this pandemic.
For instance, these are some of the actions we have taken so far:
- Following the start of the partial lockdown, the municipal assembly has distributed 3000 pieces of packed hot meals daily to the vulnerable and less privileged across the whole municipality/constituency, including Tema Station. This is supplied under the supervision of the officers of the Municipal NADMO Secretariat accompanied by Assembly members for all eleven electoral areas. Any suggestion that people have been required to show a party card before they are given a meal is false.
- We have distributed veronica buckets with soap and hand sanitizers to our various markets, lorry stations and communities either directly by our staff or through Assembly members in all eleven electoral areas.
- We have initiated a major intervention project to convert the open shed at the Adabraka polyclinic into an isolation center.
The project is at a cost of Gh₵343,162. This project commenced on 10th April 2020 and is expected to be completed by 24th April 2020.
- Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings (MP) approached the municipal assembly and requested an amount of Gh₵20,000 which she indicated that she needed from the MP’s Social Investment Fund component of the District Assemblies Commonfund (DACF). We swiftly endorsed the release of funds.
We will continue to provide the necessary support as the wellbeing of all constituents in Korle Klottey is at the forefront of our minds. This is consistent with the Government’s approach to providing interventions aimed at alleviating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nii Adjei Tawiah,
MCE for Klottey Korle