“We care about you, not just votes”- WR NPP Executives tell electorate

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The Western Region Brach of the ruling New Patriotic Party have intimated that the lives of the electorate matters most to them than their votes, especially in the very crisis that has befallen the country.

The party executives, led by the Region Secretary Charles Bissue paid a warm visit to some selected communities, private health facilities and reformation center in the region, with which some essential materials were donated to support them fight the novel coronavirus.

The Benedict Hospital in the Shama District, the Jemima Crentsil Hospital in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality, the Sekondi Central Prisons, the Axim and Agyan communities in the Nzema East Municipality, and the Western Region Chapter of the Ghana Journalist Association, were beneficiaries of the very first support package offered by the NPP executives.

The items donated to these beneficiaries, worth GHC25,000.00, included; veronica buckets, waste containers, liquid soaps, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, tissue paper, packets of distilled water, and home-made reusable face masks.

Mr. Bissue in a briefing with the media after the donation justified that their intervention is mainly to compliment government’s effort in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that “government cannot do it alone”

“As a political party that gave birth to this government, … charity begins at home” he added.

He explained that the party was strategic with their intervention, as it considered most vulnerable or distressed communities and facilities in the region.

“We as a political party we are not waiting till election before we go to people for our vote. The pandemic has no political colour. We all must live. So we need to ensure we do our humanitarian work” Mr. Bissue noted.

It was a major relief for these beneficiaries. Mr. Benjamin Kangah an assembly member for Kokwado electoral area in Axim said “fishermen and the entire community are anxious of contracting the disease since the municipality recorded its first case of coronavirus”

According to him, the items donated is ‘exactly’ what they need to protect themselves from the infectious disease.

Chairman of the Western Region’s GJA, Moses Dotse Aklorbortu commended the party for being responsive and caring in providing these essential items for media practitioners in the region. He however prayed that government provide some relief packages as offered other businesses, considering the debilitating effect of the pandemic on revenue streams of the media, and most especially of the risk journalists have to bear to compliment government’s effort in fighting the pandemic.

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