Member of Parliament for Ada Hon. Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe has made a call to parliament and Ghanaians to come to her constituency’s aid.
Following the demised of two students of the Ada Senior High School (SHS) in the Greater Accra region.
The incident happened on Sunday, November 5, 2023, and the students who are yet to be identified are believed to be between 16 and 18 years old.
Making a statement on the floor of Parliament Coming under order 72 of the standing orders of the house on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the MP disclosed that Over 300 houses have collapsed in Ada due to the Spillage, upon an inspection with the deputy clerk to parliament to some of the affected houses following a call made to him for help, over 100 students was spotted fetching water at the river.
“Mr Speaker, there’s no water in Ada because the water company has shut down their facility and not producing water. Mr Speaker, Ada now we are in danger, we need water ”she pleaded
The deputy clerk to parliament however disclosed has given them 100 bags of water as of yesterday Monday, November 7, 2023, and Capt. Smart giving 1,2000 Sachet water
“Mr. Speaker we need help, over 300 houses have collapsed in Ada and the people are helpless two students have lost their lives” she cried
The Minority’s second deputy Whip noted that the students are always in their dormitories since they have the needed logistics, but have been exposed to the River since the spillage of the dam, fetching water, meanwhile, those using the river are having rashes.
She therefore pleaded with National Security to come to their aid. Mr. Speaker as an MP I’m not happy, since these two children lost their lives early Sunday morning. We saw them I screamed” she narrated
VRA she pleaded with also to monitor when dredging, instead of giving it out for a token, they should give it to the community at the River bank to ensure safety.
“We have counted two, we don’t want to count three, we pleading with Ghanaians to come to our aid, is beyond my control as a member of parliament” she added
Fast forward looking at what parliament can do to support, first deputy speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu presiding at the time suggested that both caucuses procure 100,000 bags of sachet water to be distributed to schools where flooding has happened such that their sources of drinking water have been contaminated.
By: Mary Quartey