It has been revealed that all Public Schools in the Suhum Municipality which are currently not captured by the School feeding programme will be captured by 2020. This will ensure 100 per cent coverage by 2020. The Eastern Regional Coordinator for the programme, Ms. Fati Vondoli, has visited the Municipality to collect the data to ensure this is achieved by the Municipality.
This was revealed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Suhum Constituency, Frederick Opare Ansah, over the weekend during a durbar to mark this year’s Suhum Odwira Festival and 20 years anniversary of the coronation of the Chief of Suhum, Osabarima Ayeh Kofi.
The MP also used the opportunity to highlight some achievement of the Akufo-Addo government since its inception of office. He charged the people of the Municipality to continue to believe in the government and support them as the country prepares into the 2020 general election.
The Suhumhene, Osabarima Ayeh Kofi, speaking at the durbar pleaded with the government to walk the talk in ensuring that the 100 per cent school feeding coverage promised is achieved. “We did not put guns on your head. You just came to tell us this right here. We will be expecting this and if this is not achieved, we will be telling the people what you said which you couldn’t achieve. When that happens, no one will be blamed for doing politics,” he said.
He pleaded with the government and the people of Suhum to help construct some boarding facilities for the three senior High Schools in the community and urged the government to take another look at the poor road networks in the area.
Constant ritual killing a thing of the past
Osabarima Ayeh Kofi also stated that the ritual killings that at some point became associated with the town have been dealt with. “This 20years have been a state of missed feeling, but in all God has been good to us. The ritual killings that at some point became associated with this town is now a thing of the past and we are hopeful that such barbaric act will not return to our land again,” He said.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor, assured the chiefs and people of Suhum that their concerns will be addressed.
He used the opportunity to educate the people on the upcoming December 17 referendum meant to amend Article 55 (3) of the Constitution to allow for political parties involvement in local level elections. He urged them to Vote Yes during the referendum.