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Politics of Thursday, 10 November 2016


NPP Yendi MP supports prisoners

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the Yendi constituency in the Northern Region, Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani has as usual donated a large quantity of assorted items for the upkeep of inmates of the Yendi Prisons.

The items included several pockets of tooth paste, detergents and toiletries which he handed over to the Prison authorities. The gesture was a follow up to a previous television set, mattresses and other goodies he donated during his tenure as Yendi Municipal Chief Executive. Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani at the presentation encouraged the inmates not to lose hope in life.

According to him, their temporary stay there was meant to reorient their psyche and to prepare them for better assignments after serving their jail terms. He advised them to concentrate on the manpower and skills training provided by professionals of the Ghana Prisons Service.

Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani regretted that a structure meant to be the Municipal Court complex started by his administration has been abandoned. He also accused government of collapsing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani nonetheless assured the Prisoners that the next NPP administration led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo will improve their living conditions.

He therefore inspired them to renew his mandate as their MP and overwhelmingly vote for Nana Akufo Addo on December 7. Assistant Chief Officer, Samuel Akoi received the donation and commended the Yendi MP for his frequent support.

He appealed to the Yendi Legislator to assist them with drugs, plastic chairs and erect a shed inside the premises for the inmates’ relaxation. Another officer, Sergeant Nashiru Ali Bogobiri appealed to other benevolent organizations to support the Yendi Prison inmates.