Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP for Manhyia South presenting a cloth to Maame Kwartemaa, widow from Manhyia

Three (300) hundred widows in the Manhyia-South constituency Friday morning showered praise on their Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh for showing them kindness.

They also prayed long life for the outspoken MP who they said has been defending them against attacks from some NDC members who recently described Lydia Seyram Alhassan, wife of the deceased former MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon  as bloody widow.

Speaking on behalf of the widows, Maame Kwartemaa, an 80 year old Manhyia resident told the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper that the MP has repeatedly shown them kindness, adding that to see him do so in the month of February makes it even more touching.

The MP, who she conveniently called ‘Napo’ has been visiting widows at every Christmas and other occasions.

‘’I want to particularly commend my son, Dr Napo for the show of care and kindness over the years as well as this presentation of wax prints today. For some of us whose husbands died early in life our MP has shown that he is husband for us and we promise him and the NPP government of our prayers so they can govern Ghana for long’’ Maame Kwartemaa posited.

Widows receiving gifts from Manhyia south MP; Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh


The MP earlier at the Abbeys Park also presented four tricycles, street-light bulbs, and 40 pieces of waste bins.

Dr Opoku Prempeh who doubles as Education Minister also donated 80 sewing machines to some apprentices learning sewing in the community.

The Ash-town Library also received some books from the Education Minister with the latter promising to restock the place periodically as they plan to construct a more spacious one in the community.

A library as well as a Police station is currently under way at Potia, a famous community in the Manhyia South constituency.


Speaking to newsmen, Dr Opoku Prempeh noted the presentation of the items to the people in the constituency forms part of his duties as MP and Minister of State.

‘’The act of showing kindness should always be paramount in the thinking of those who are privileged to be either in an appointed or elected position’’, the Education Minister advised.

Dr Prempeh stressed his commitment to helping eliminate poverty, noting that education and human empowerment are the best approaches to eliminating hunger, disease and poverty.

‘’People who are educated do much with the knowledge and skill they acquire and therefore everyone in the country should ensure his or her family members take advantage of the free basic as well as the free secondary school opportunity to add value to their lives’’, Dr Prempeh reiterated.

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