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General News of Thursday, 8 June 2017


People of Denkyira-Obuasi ‘dying’ of hunger - MP calls for public support

The people of Denkyira-Obuasi, where the late Major Maxwell Mahama was lynched are said to be suffering from severe hunger after the murder incidence.

According to the Member of Parliament for Upper West Denkyira Constituency, Samuel Nsowah Gyan, children and the aged are the ones who have been affected the most.

The MP, in a media interview today revealed that, the Denkyira-Obuasi town and its environs have been deserted by many, except the aged and children who are left to their fate.

He explained that, food stuffs are left to rot in various farms due to lack of courage by children left behind to visit their farms.

The legislator in his account lamented that, residents who were not directly involved in the lynching are being arrested on daily basis making it difficult for others to visit their farms for food with the fear of being arrested.

Mr. Nsowah Gyan also commented that, the aged and children are living in absolute fear describing the situation as ‘disturbing’.

He, however, revealed that many of the youth who fled when the incident occurred are willing to return home but are scared of the police carrying swoop on them.

“These are sad times for the people of Denkyira-Obuasi, it looks as if the people of Denkyir-Obuasi are being paid in their own price. but it’s unfortunate, not all of them were involved in the atrocities, I can tell you for sure that Denkyir-Obuasi is a ghost town now, nobody is living there, with the exception of children and the aged,” the MP recounted.

He also mentioned that, he has personally been transporting BECE candidates in the area to the exams centers and called on government, NGOs, individuals to come to the aid of the residents to prevent the town from being ‘desolate’.

Irate youth of Denkyira-Obuasi in few weeks ago charged on an army officer, Major Maxwell Mahama lynching him instantly after accusing him of being an armed robber.