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NPP Bekwai Constituency Delegates Reject Second-hand Clothing From COP George Mensah2 min read

NPP Bekwai Constituency Delegates Reject Second-hand Clothing From COP George Mensah<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">2</span> min read</span>

New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegates in the Bekwai constituency in the Ashanti Region have rejected second-hand clothing presented to them by one of four persons aspiring to be the parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the NPP for the constituency, Commissioner of Police (COP) George Alex Mensah (Rtd).

COP George Alex Mensah (Rtd) assisted by some members of his team including Dr Akwasi Acheampong, the director of Maritime Hospital, Perpetual Owusu-Agyemang who is based in the United Kingdom (UK), among others, as part of the Christmas celebration, shared items which included second-hand clothes to delegates in the Bekwai constituency as Christmas gifts.

However, multiple delegates who were not pleased with the intervention have raised concerns that the clothes they received were visibly infested with bacteria and looked very dirty. They also expressed concern about the fact that they suspect that second-hand clothing could be a means of transmitting viruses in the constituency, including the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We, the delegates of Bekwai, deserve better than this kind of second-hand clothing. At least, the aspirant should have been more deliberate in choosing specific second-hand clothing to present to us, ” one of the delegates said in an interaction with the media.

*Parliamentary candidates*

At the close of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) nominations in the Bekwai constituency in the Ashanti Region, four candidates successfully filed their nomination forms to contest the party’s 27 January 2024 parliamentary primaries.

The aspirants are; Ralph Poku-Adusei, Kingsley Opoku Agyemang, COP George Alex Mensah (Rtd) and Henry Opoku Ware. Two other candidates who picked up nomination forms were unable to file. They are Kwabena Nyame and Osei Owusu Afriyie.

About Bekwai

The Bekwai Municipal is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana and forms part of the 43 MMDAs in the Ashanti Region with its administrative capital as Bekwai.

The Municipality is located in the southern part of the region, lies within 6º 00’N – 6º30 ‘N and Longitudes 1º 00W and 1º 35W, and covers a total land area of about 633sqkm.

The Municipality shares boundaries with Amansie West District to the west, Bosomtwe District to the north, Adansi South District and Adansi North District to the south, and the Asante Akim South Municipal to the east.

However, human activities in other parts of the Municipality, particularly farming and timber extraction, have reduced the primary forest to secondary forests.

The population of the Municipality according to the 2021 Population and Housing Census stands at 137,967 with 66,616 males and 71,351 females.

From Wilberforce Asare