The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Ketu South, and the Consistuency’s Financial Secretary, have donated food items and ¢10,000 to 1000 households in the border communities.
David Thiano Quashie and Parlous Kwablatsey Quashie intervened with these gifts at a time when residents of the area have been hit by hardship due to the closure of the borders.
Parlous said the beneficiary households will be able to at least feed and take care of their family needs as they wait on government to reopen the borders to enable them to return to their normal businesses.
“These people are unable to trade through no faults of theirs and the government’s. For the meantime we are here to give over a thousand households maize and foodstuffs as well as a cash amount of ¢10,000 to help them take care of their families,” he said.
These residents who are mostly traders and weavers said they are unable to feed their families due to the pandamic that resulted to the closure of the borders.
According to them, Kente weaving, which is one of their main trades is no more lucrative due to the border closure.
“Customers from all over African countries cannot come and do business with us because of the border closure and we are hungry too,” a resident lamented.
The Financial Secretary stated that there is the need for the people of the Volta Region to change their mindsets and voting pattern which has not brought the needed development to them
He called on the people to start endorsing the NPP massively so they can get all the developments they desire.
“I was once an NDC member but had to join you NPP because of obvious reasons. The NDC is not helping you in any way so why don’t you support the NPP for a better future?” he quizzed.
He urged them to give his brother, David Thiano Quashie the chance to represent the Ketu South in Parliament as well the President Akufo Addo a second chance to do more for them.
In the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19, President Nana Akufo-Addo ordered the closure of the country’s borders as of March 22.
Meanwhile, the affected people in Avata, Sruhume and several other communities would have to continue hoping for a reversal to enable them to return to their normal lives.