The Member of Parliament for Ketu South, Abla Dzifa Gomashie vehemently denied claims suggesting that she, along with two other MPs from the southern Volta Region, received relief items from the Volta River Authority (VRA).
She clarified that the news is inaccurate, emphasizing that neither she nor the other MPs, Kwame Sefe and Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, have received any relief items from the VRA.
Gomashie took the opportunity to provide context to the photo accompanying the false claims, explaining the nature of their activities.
“We have come across a news item published in Opera News on the above subject matter, which purported that the Volta River Authority (VRA) has donated some relief items to flood victims in three constituencies in the Volta Region and received by us, namely Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie, MP of Ketu South; Hon. Kwame Sefe, MP for Anlo and Hon. Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey.
“The picture accompanying the story is misleading, as the two Members of Parliament were there to witness the arrival of the goods but have not received the said donation for their constituencies. We only signed for medications which the Directors of Municipal and District Health Officials received on behalf of their hospitals,” she wrote in an official statement, made available to GhanaWeb.
Dzifa Gomashie has urged the public to dismiss the news report and view it with disdain.
She highlighted her personal efforts, along with her colleagues, in providing assistance to their constituents affected by the floods caused by the Akosombo Dam spillage.
Gomashie emphasized that the Volta River Authority (VRA), responsible for the floods, has not provided any relief support to the affected communities.
The call to disregard the news item comes as a response to the earlier report that suggested she benefited from VRA’s relief efforts.
“We wish to state emphatically, that, this publication and its claims are false, and must be treated with the contempt it deserves.
“Since numerous communities in our respective constituencies got flooded as a result of the spillage of the Volta Dams in Akosombo and Kpong by the VRA. We have personally been out there mobilizing through the help of individuals and organizations to obtain relief items for our people. At no point in all these efforts, have we had the VRA donate any items to us as Members of Parliament for onward distribution to the fond victims in our respective constituencies,” she added.