Member of Parliament(MP) for the Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has called out some of his colleague legislators for splashing their photos on relief items and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they donated to their constituents in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He says it is cheap for any Member of Parliament to want to take political advantage of a serious national issue that requires all hands on deck like the fight against coronavirus.
“What politicians are doing will not help this country; you see people slashing their pictures on Veronica buckets; you will at President Mahama walk around doing cheap politics; I was surprised when I heard the very decent Rawlings’ daughter also making cheap political allegations over the sharing of food”, he said in an interview on his Net 2 TV monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
He was speaking a day after he had donated 150,000 nose masks to the Presidency that he made the remarks; “but for future reference,bi wouldn’t have brought my donations to the limelight, but if I don’t, people will say in future that I make empty noise without doing anything to help the country”, he said.
“So the politicians are not helping; the are politicising the issue. I have also seen NPP MPs who have put their pictures on Veronica buckets and that is cheap; it’s below their standard, they should stop that; it is the country you are helping and God knows your heart”, he said.
Kennedy Agyapong has made arguably the singular largest contribution to the fight against coronavirus since it broke out in Ghana.
He had earlier donated some 100,000 nose makes, 3000 PPE, 450 hospital beds, gallons of liquid soap and hand sanitizer and some monetary commitments, before topping it up with his latest donation to the Presidency.
He has said the distribution of his donations must be made without the consideration of the political affiliation of any of the frontline health workers whom he expects to benefit from them.
Source:MyNewsGh.com/Teddy Brown Onimbede/2020