AMA boss slams reports of partisan disbursement of COVID-19 meals; says Zanetor lied

AMA boss slams reports of partisan disbursement of COVID-19 meals; says Zanetor lied

- The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) boss has refuted claims made by Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings that food is being distributed on partisan basis

- According to him, such claims were solely aimed at seeking attention

- He noted that NADMO officers had been distributing food to multiple areas

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) boss, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has refuted claims made by the Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, that food is being distributed on a partisan basis to needy persons during the partial lockdown in Accra.

According to him, such claims by the Korle Klottey legislator were probably made only to seek attention after she resurfaced after been missing in action for days.

In a statement issued by Mr Sowah, he noted that the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) officers had been distributing food to multiple areas, including the Tema Station, where Dr. Zanetor said head porters had not received support.

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“I wish to put on record that officers from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in branded vests working with the Assemblies share over 5,000 pieces of food packages to the vulnerable including Kayayee around Ridge, Ministerial Enclave, Kinbu, Tema Station and Afua Sutherland Children Park in the Central Business District (CBD) every day,” he noted.

Mohammed Sowah stated that the AMA has been at the forefront of the relief efforts to kayayei, especially, since the partial lockdown of Accra began in late March.

He added that the AMA provided temporary shelter for the 76 kayayei who were intercepted at Ejisu by the Ashanti Regional Police, whilst en-route to the Northern Region.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings registered her displeasure at how food meant for the less privileged in society is being distributed on partisan lines and asked government to account for it.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, she expressed her frustration at how the food which was meant for the humanitarian crisis was being distributed on party lines.

Dr Zanetor said it was wrong for them to go on such a tangent as it was the first time those who benefitted from the food had a share of the relief efforts.

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