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First Flush Toilet in Nima: MP Fumes Over Minister’s Insult

The Ayawaso East Constituency Branch of the opposition NDC has expressed its displeasure over a reckless statement on the people of Nima by the Akufo-Addo minister in charge of Works and Housing.

In a press conference held in Accra by the Ayawaso East ConstituencybHon. Member of Parliament (M), Mc Naza Mahama Toure alleged that the Minister of Works And Housing, Samuel Atta-Kyea stated on the floor of parliament that the people of Nima are going see flushing toilet for the first time in their lives.

The Minister’s ‘insulting’ statement on the floor of Parliament on February 27, 2019 did not go down well with the MP and the good people of AyawasoEast (Nima).

The MP, Mc Naza, who managed his anger to enable him present his statement quoted the Minister saying; “Mr Speaker, there’s a slum upgrading which is about happening, that’s in the Nima area….”

“….We are going to begin with, Nima and give Nima a facelift and for the first time we will see the good People of Nima flushing toilets like anybody will do in East Legon”, Mc Naza alleged.

To this effect, the Hon. MP said they take serious exception to the unfortunate and insulting statement made by the Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Atta-Kyea which indicats that the people of his Constituency (NIMA) have no flushing toilets.

The Hon. MP added in his press briefing that President Akufo Addo under whose leadership Atta-Kyea is a minister, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who are proud residents of Nima including the Flag Staff House, seat of government are under his jurisdiction.

The people of Nima require of Mr. Atta-Kyea per his statement, where do President Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, both residents of Nima, shank (attend nature’s call) if they do not have flushing toilets facilities?

Hon. MP reminded Atta-Kyea that Nima is by far developed than his (Atta-Kyea) Constituency, Abuakwa South in the Eastern Region; adding that “the people of Nima or Ayawaso East do not live in a jangle to desirve such a disrespect”.

He further added that Nima is proud of lots of flushing public toilet facilities aside what many instutions like banks, schools, clinics/hospitals not to mentioned number of hotels with flushing toilet facilities.

To this effect, the MP charged his colleague MP and Minister of Works And Housing to immeditetly retract his reckless and insulting statement and apologize to the people of Nima.

The Ayawaso East MP, Mahama Toure also called on the President, the Vice, Religious Leaders, chiefs and the Leadership of the NPP to condemn the unsavory statements by the Minister on the people of Nima.

Source: therepubliconline.com/Delali Awuyeh

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