- Lydia Alhassan, the NPP MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon has made a massive donation to a victim of last year's by-election violence
- The victim called Ishawu Yaro has been at the 37 Military Hospital for a year after he was shot in the leg during the violence
- The MP used the occasion to advise the general public to avoid being used as tools to perpetrate violence especially during the upcoming December election
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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhassan has made a massive donation of GHC 47,000 to a victim of the violence that ensued in the area during a by-election on January 31, 2019.
A news report by Citinewsroom.com indicates that the victim identified as Ishawu Yaro suffered a terrible injury after being shot in the leg on the fateful day.
It is indicated that Yaro had spent an entire year at the 37 Military Hospital just receiving treatment which has accrued the massive hospital bills for him to settle.
This explains why the Member of Parliament for the constituency decided to foot the bills all by herself in a gesture that attracted the attention of a section of the Ghanaian press.
Lydia Alhassan, the MP, used the opportunity to caution the youth against getting involved in acts of such violence in the future.
According to her, Ghanaian youth should absolutely avoid being used by politicians as tools in perpetrating any form of unwholesome acts, especially during the upcoming December elections.
Reports confirm that over a year ago, the MP had visited the same victim and contributed GHC 5,000 towards his upkeep before the recent one in which she cleared all of his bills.
It would be recalled that violence erupted at the La-Bawaleshie Presby polling station which is near the residence of the opposition NDC's candidate, Delali Kwasi Brempong, barely two hours after the polls were opened on Thursday, January 31 2019.
Gunshots were fired by some people suspected to be members of a vigilante group.
In another story regarding donations, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a 78-year-old woman identified as Mama Rose Adjei who picks water sachets and sells for a living has been pleasantly surprised with GHC 1,000 by Crime Check Foundation's Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng.
The story was shared on the official Facebook page of the Crime Check Foundation where it was revealed that the old woman has no children to take care of her.
It is indicated that the 78-year-old had an only child who would have supported her but the child has not been seen for so many years.
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