COVID-19: Food was shared on party lines; I have clear evidence – Zanetor

COVID-19: Food was shared on party lines; I have clear evidence – Zanetor

- MP Zanetor Rawlings has hit back at her critics for saying she peddled falsehood that relief items were being shared on partisan basis

- According to her, she has enough evidence to back her earlier claims

- She, however, called for a probe with the evidence in her possession

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The Member of Parliament for Klottey-Korle, Dr. Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings, has hit back at her critics for saying she peddled falsehood that relief items were shared on partisan basis.

According to a report filed by Pulse.com, she said she has enough evidence to back her earlier claims when government stakeholders went to share food for the less privileged and were demanding party cards.

Zanetor had earlier pointed fingers at the government for playing politics with a humanitarian activity that was supposed to benefit vulnerable people most affected by the Coronavirus lockdown.

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Reacting to claims by the Accra Mayor and Gender minister that she lied, Zanetor called for a probe into the matter with the evidence she has.

“I call on the President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to institute credible investigations into the seeming politicization of food distribution in this time of crisis.
My constituents and I stand ready to cooperate and to present unimpeachable evidence before such an investigative panel,” she wrote in a statement.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 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.

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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.

“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.

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