The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah used Sunday morning which was mothers day to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) including nose masks, hand gloves, sanitizers, washing soaps and veronica buckets to the Metro Health Directorate of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly as well as electoral areas in the constituency.
The MP also provided about 200 complete street light and bulbs to elected assembly members in the famous constituency.
Hon Amankwah as a gesture to mark the day also delivered special hampers to Muslim mothers, widows and the vulnerable as they continue their ramadan fast.
With some hesitancy, Hon Amankwah disclosed the items cost him about 80, 000 cedis excluding a cash component he was adding to the assembly members to enable them discharge their duties.
Addressing the media later, Hon Amankwah said the provision of the PPE and other items is to aid the Metro Health Directorate combat the outbreak of the viral disease as well as position constituents in a better position to deal with the COVID-19 challenge confronting them.
He noted that the disease is real and cautioned the public to adhere to all the necessary precautions as has been announced by the government and the Ghana Health Service.
The youthful legislator urged religious and civil society organisations to give the President the support he needs to attend to the pressing issue of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
He indicated that the measures put by government since the outbreak of the viral disease has been spot on and commended the President for the leadership he has so far provided.
“It is very important that as a people we provide the President with all the support we can offer so that he steers us through the tempestuous waters we are in due to the COVID-19 disease”, Hon Amankwah appealed.
Showing appreciation on behalf of his colleague assembly members, Hon Akwasi Kwarteng, Assembly member for Dote-Quarry thanked the MP for the gesture.
He noted that the volume of the items would enable them provide for the needs of their electorates.
Mr Kwarteng said their outfits have been inundated with demands from electorates since the outbreak of the viral disease in Ghana.
The gesture by the MP, he stressed would help them to place some of the hand washing items at vantage points in their respective electoral areas.
“We are highly pleased by the gesture of our MP because he has by this singular act enabled us to respond to the call by our electorates to provide them with street light as well as hand washing items in vantage points”, Hon Kwarteng noted.