Hon. Kennedy Agyapong Leads The Way To Donate Food Items To Conflict Affected People In Bawku

The Member of Parliament(M.P.) for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has once again shown the way and has become the first to heed the appeal for food items for the conflict-ravaged people of Bawku.

As always, he has outdoored his selfless and benevolent nature with a donation to persons living in the Bawku municipality, who have been affected by a recent conflict that has led to the death of some people in the area.

The presentation of the items donated which included five hundred (500) bags of 50kg and fifty(50) boxes of cooking oil, was made at Bolgatanga the regional capital of the Upper East.
Hon. Agyapong, who doubles as the Chairman of the Interior and Defence Committee of Parliament revealed that he wanted to visit Bawku, the conflict area to acquaint himself with the situation there but was advised not to do so for security reasons.

According to Mr. Agyapong, he received a request from the New Patriotic Party(NPP) Chairman of Bawku to come to the aid of the people, since the conflict between the Mamprusi and the Kusaasi factions, has put the people in a state of abject poverty.

According to reports gathered from the area, the killing of two men and a woman in the area by unknown assailants has put fear and panic in the people and this has impeded economic activities in the area, leading to mass hunger in the populace.

Hon. Agyapong told the leaders not to sideline any of the two tribes, that is Mamprusis or Kusaasis in sharing the items but ensuring equitable allocation to all of them.

The Chairman suggested that, there are other tribes in the Bawku area who are not either Mamprusi or Kusaasi and that if possible, those people should be considered in the distribution of the items, to which Hon. Agyapong agreed

The legislator said that, without peace, there can not be developed in the country. He entreated the leaders to resolve to ensure that, the various tribes in the area live in peace and harmony.

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