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Gender Ministry to include Gomoa East District in LEAP – MP

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LEAP-povertyThe Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has completed plans for the inclusion of the Gomoa East District in the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP).

According to Mrs. Rachel Nana Adjoa Apoh Opoku, Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central, the inclusion of the district with two constituencies by the government, would help reduce abject poverty currently confronting the aged, people with disabilities (PWDs), and widows.

She was optimistic that the Ministry would not deny Gomoa East District which had been declared as one of the poorest along with other districts in northern Ghana.

Mrs Opoku made this known when she donated 2, 200 pieces of half cloths to widows, the aged, and PWDs, at Gomoa Ekwamkrom in the Gomoa Central Constituency during her birthday celebration which was attended by party supporters, constituency executives and some traditional rulers.

She reiterated that when the Ministry approves the LEAP, it would go a long way to improve the quality of lives of the people.

The MP stated that the Gender Ministry had given assurance that the People of Gomoa Central would benefit from the programme in 2016.

She stated that apart from the LEAP programme, the government under President John Dramani Mahama had initiated many social interventions to make sure that lives were improved in the district.

Mrs Opoku assured her constituents that her second term in Parliament would help to complete projects she initiated three and half years ago.

She said through her instrumentality, President John Dramani Mahama had given one out of the 50 Community Senior High School (SHS) to the Gomoa Central Constituency, which would be commissioned early next year.

The MP said apart from the SHS, many educational structures had been constructed for the basic schools, and health centres, re-shaping of many feeder roads and other social amenities that could help improve the living standards of the people.

Source: GNA

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