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Stop politicking and add Prestea Huni-Valley MP to Apeatse C’ttee- CSO to govt

Stop politicking and add Prestea Huni-Valley MP to Apeatse C’ttee- CSO to govt

Civil Society Organisation Alliance for Development and Accountability (ADA)
is questioning the exclusion of MP for Prestea Huni-valley Hon. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe from the Appiatse Disaster relief Committee, asking government to stop politicking with a rather tragic incident.

Stop politicking and add Prestea Huni-valley MP to Appiatse C'ttee- CSO to govt

Hon. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe, MP for Prestea Huni-Valley

A statement issued by Alliance for Development and Accountability on Wednesday 26 January 2022 said “PLIGHT OF APEATSE EXPLOSION VICTIMS IS NOT A DRIVEN GROUND FOR POLITICAL GAINS. The 19-member committee came as a shock when the MP for Prestea Huni-valley constituency, Hon. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe’s name was excluded from the list. No reasons have been stated as to why the MP or his representative was not included in the list”.

“Hon. Wisdom Cudjoe in his first attempt as a member of parliament to the rescue of the victims following the explosion sought to have called for two excavators to clear off the broken structures which befell on some
individuals of Apeatse community after the explosion. His contribution to the rescue has been magnificent since
the incident happened”, the statement said.

Below is the full statement:

PLIGHT OF APEATSE EXPLOSION VICTIMS IS NOT A DRIVEN GROUND FOR POLITICAL GAINS
We have closely monitored the developments since the tragedy occurred at Apeatse, both from government
appointees and other stakeholders within and outside the municipality. The roles played by the industrial
players as well as natives of Apeatse community were absolutely worth applauding until the vice president of
republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamud Bawumia visited the scene to commiserate with the victims
which saw the municipal chief executive for Prestea Huni-valley municipal, Hon. Isaac Dasmani failed to
introduce the Member of Parliament for the constituency to the vice president even though the Member of
Parliament was at the occasion.
The explosion which occurred last week Thursday 20th January, 2022 had again taken another political twist
following the establishment of a 19-member committee to lead the whole stages of the rehabilitation process
within the municipality headed by the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Dasmani.

The 19-member committee came as a shock when the MP for Prestea Huni-valley constituency, Hon. Robert
Wisdom Cudjoe’s name was excluded from the list. No reasons have been stated as to why the MP or his representative was not included in the list.

Hon. Wisdom Cudjoe in his first attempt as a member of parliament to the rescue of the victims following the explosion sought to have called for two excavators to clear off the broken structures which befell on some individuals of Apeatse community after the explosion. His contribution to the rescue has been magnificent since
the incident happened.

We as a civil society organization within the municipality, expect that a member of parliament who represents
the whole constituents in parliament must not be left out in any decision especially, sensitive issues like this.

They must work hand in hand regardless of their political party affiliations. As a matter of urgency, we are calling on the honorable MCE to come out and explain to the people why the committee excluded the MP or his
representative.

We are also using this platform to caution all stakeholders and institutions who one way or the other have access
to the relieve items donated by individual persons or by any agency to use them judiciously to the benefits of
the victims.

Again, as a CSO, our core mandate is to serve as a watchdog to the development within the municipality. We
will closely follow all developments in the coming days.

Attached is the Committee Members.
Thank you.
……Signed……
William Acquah
(Deputy Secretary)

APPIATSE DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEE
MEMBERSHIP
1. Hon. Isaac Dasmani (MCE) —- Chairman
2. Apostle Onyinah Gyamfi (AREA HEAD, COP) — VICE CHAIRMAN
3. Hon Thomas Y. Enyan (ASSEMBLYMAN)— ORGANISOR
4. Joseph Appiah (COMMUNITY REP) — DEPUTY ORGANISOR
5. Faustina Adjetey (COMMUNITY REP) — SECRETARY
6. Thywill Quarshie (MEDIA)—PRO
7. Godfred Frank Opoku (CEO, FIASEMAN RURAL BANK LTD) — FINANCIAL SECRETARY
8. Rev. Fr. Edward Cudjoe (ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, BOGOSO) —- MEMBER
9. Nana Atta Kojo Brembi II (BEPPOH DIVISIONAL CHIEF) —- MEMBER
10. Robert Gyamfi (FGR) — MEMBER
11. Prosper Yaw Nkrumah (EPA REP) —- MEMBER
12. William K. Jabialu (POLICE COMMANDER) — MEMBER
13. Joseph Sampson (MUNICIPAL HEALTH DIRECTOR) — MEMBER
14. Francis Abeiku Yankah (MUNICIPAL NADMO DIRECTOR) — MEMBER
15. Rev. Derrick Eshun (COMMUNITY REP) — MEMBER
16. Mary Appiah (COMMUNITY REP) — MEMBER
17. Samuel Cobbinah (COMMUNITY REP)
18. Gyan Emmanuel (MCD) — MEMBER
19. Foster (NIB) — Member

Source: africaneditors.com

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