Politics

First Lady cautions supporters against voter apathy

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has cautioned supporters of the NPP in the Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, against voter complacency and apathy.

Speaking to market women at Chantan and Anyaa, during a durbar, she stated that the NPP has worked hard for the people and hence expect the people to retain the government.

“President Akufo-Addo continues to work to fulfill all his promises to the people of Ghana, through the many social intervention policies.”

“He has implemented including Free SHS, 1 Constituency 1 Ambulance, 1D1F and strengthening of the NHIS, all of which have largely benefited women and deserves another four years to work for Ghanaian women,” The First Lady said.

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She entreated them to turn out massively on December 7, to return the NPP, to power to continue with the good work.

At the durbar held in her honour by the traditional leaders in the constituency, the First lady outlined some initiatives she has undertaken to complement government’s effort to enhance the lives of women and children.

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She stated that through the Rebecca Foundation, a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Mother and Baby Care Unit have been constructed at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, respectively.

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Mrs Akufo-Addo added that her Foundation through its Learning to Read Reading to Learn initiative is putting up libraries across the country.

She revealed she has also partnered with the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) through its “Because I want to Be” Initiative to train young girls and mothers to acquire skills to enhance their livelihood.

The First lady stated that her Rebecca Foundation will continue to help in the empowering of women and children.

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At the Anyaa Sowutuom Municipal Clinic, the First Lady presented some medical items including blankets, thermometer guns, bedsheets, nose masks and sanitizers to the health facility to assist them in the discharge of their duties.

She also congratulated health personnel for standing firm in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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She was accompanied by MCE for Anyaa Sowutuom Dr. Emmanuel Lamptey, NPP Parliamentary candidate for Anyaa Sowutuom, Dr. Adomako Kissi as well as Regional and Constituency executives.