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Regional News of Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Source: Daniel Kaku

MP organises Non-Denominational Annual Service to pray against kidnapping in Tarkwa


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George Mireku Duker, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency in Western Region has organised a Non-Denominational Annual Service for churches in Tarkwa.

The maiden event was organised primarily to give thanks to Almighty God for protecting the Constituency through the year, 2019 and to also pray against the recent kidnapping of children in the area.

It took place at Cyanide park where a highly charged crowd was served with souls and hope touching songs from Ghanaian Gospel Legends, The Great Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, Nicholas Omane Acheampong among other local Gospel Artistes.

Speaking at the colourful event, Mr. Mireku Duker who is the NPP MP for the area, gave thanks to Almighty God for His love and care.

He asked for God's unflinching love for the good people of Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, praying for good things to happen in 2020.

He disclosed to the gathering why he solely organised the event, "This is the first time I am organising such a unity program for all churches in Tarkwa to come together to pray for the good people of Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency and it is destiny and also developmental agenda, as we enter 2020 and beyond" he said.

Mr. Duker cautioned parents to protect their children against kidnapping in the Constituency and therefore warned those involved in kidnapping to desist from it else if apprehended, they would be dealt with ruthlessly.

He assured the gathering that the event would not be a nine-day wonder but would be organized annually.

On election 2020, the MP urged the gathering to be democratic and live in peace with all others to ensure violence-free elections.

He seized the opportunity to inform the charged crowd of some of the policies being implemented by President Akufo-Addo's administration.

He mentioned the Free SHS flagship programme, One District One Factory, Planting for Food and Jobs, One Ambulance One District, Rearing for Food and Jobs, Community Mining Programme, Cocoa Hand Pollination, Cocoa Pruning among others.

To this end, he appealed to them to retain President Akufo-Addo on December 7, 2020, to continue these programmes he has started.



The MP revealed that he would seek for re-election and pleaded with them to maintain him to support President Akufo-Addo to develop the Constituency.

In a related development, the MP has organised an end-of-year party for journalists in the Constituency and also allowed the journalists to assess his performance.

He appealed to the media to continue to put the government on its toes and also urged them to be professional in all their endeavours.

He promised to liaise with the media to develop the Constituency and called on them to rally behind him to fight for developmental projects for the area.

The journalists who had the privilege became happy for the opportunity given to them by the lawmaker to assess his administration. They described the event as an unprecedented one in the history of Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency.

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