Presiding member for Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Hon Stephen Ofori has told residents affected by the restriction in movement directive within the metropolis to stop giving them (assembly members) pressure as though they (assembly members) have received some foodstuff from government for distribution in their electoral areas.
Just last Sunday, President Akuffo Addo in a nationwide address announced the distribution of free meal to over 400,000 Ghanaianas in locked-down areas amidst the Covid-19 outbreak in Ghana.
The distribution of the said food which started this week in Accra is handled by the ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
However since the commencement of the activity, residents of affected electoral areas in Kumasi according to the KMA PM have started imposing unnecessary stress on them amidst sporadic phone calls for their portion of the partial lockdown meal.
He hit the nail right on the head in an interview with leakynews.net after a press briefing that assembly members don’t have in their custody any food from government and that they were not given any role in the distribution.
He stressed that food meant for the metropolis is not as much as residents are expecting.
“…the whole Kumasi metro received 5000 pieces of 5 kilo rice and each electoral area will receive 125 pieces.
For some of the electoral areas, resident population runs over 7000 and with such a population how will an assembly member go by the distribution of just 125 pieces of rice bag.
So in a situation like this an enormous burden will be placed on we the assembly members”.
By Enock Akonnor; Editor-in-chief