The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Gomoa Central in the Central Region, Ms Rachel Florence Appoh, has assured farmers in her constituency of support in their farming activities.
She said the major occupation of her constituents is farming and pledged to provide the necessary assistance to farmers to better their lot.
Ms Appoh, who is also the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, gave the assurance in an interview after she had toured her constituency to distribute farm inputs to farmers.
She noted that the support would be in the form of free distribution of seedlings, fertilisers, weedicides and other farm inputs that farmers find it difficult to purchase due to its cost.
The MP distributed about 800 new machetes, 50 knapsack spraying machines and five mistblower cocoa spraying machines, all at a cost of GH¢30, 000.
As part of the tour, she visited 14 towns which included Gomoa Lome, Gomoa Asikuma, Dahom, Gyaman, Oboasi, Ofaso and Awhiafitamu. The rest are Akwamu, Kwame Adwer, Afransi, Beseadze and Fante Yamoah.
She also interacted with the chiefs and people of all the towns she visited before handing over the items to the farmers.
According to Ms Appoh, it was her goal to assist farmers to fend for their families and to improve their standard of living.
Ms Appoh indicated that as MP for the area for the next four years, she would use part of her common fund to support farmers as well as to encourage the youth to venture into agriculture.
She added that she would liaise with financial institutions to support farmers in their work.
She called for peace and unity to prevail in the constituency saying, “due to the emergence of various camps, such a trend may affect the chances of the party in future elections.”
She urged party supporters to support whoever would be appointed by the President as district chief executive for the Gomoa East District.
Nana Oguaman Ankomah X, Tufuhene of Gomoa Lome, lauded her for the items saying “such a gesture has never happened in the constituency.”
He wished the MP well and urged her to work hard to leave an indelible mark in the constituency and transform the district as well.
By Gilbert Mawuli Agbey, Gomoa Afransi