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MP Duker leads initiative to raise funds to purchase new bus for Medeamma

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MP Duker being presented with a customized club jersey

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency, George Mireku Duker, is leading an initiative to raise funds for the purchase of a new bus for the Medeamma Football Club in Tarkwa.

The initiative, known as ‘Yibima’, would be launched in May by the Legislator, and is expected to bring together mining companies operating in Tarkwa to raise fund for the purchase of the bus for the Medeamma Club.

This is not the first time the Legislator is leading such an initiative to raise funds for the benefit of the club.

It would be recalled that it had to take the personal initiative of the MP in his first term of office as MP in 2016 to lobby Gold Fields Ghana Limited to accept a proposal on the need to construct a modern stadium for the constituency.

Currently, the construction of the stadium is ongoing and is expected to be commissioned either ending of this year or early next year.

The Legislator hinted of the launch to raise the funds last Saturday, when he donated a sum of GH¢50,000.00 to the club.

Making the donation, Mireku Duker, who is also the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, entreated residents of Tarkwa to see the club as being theirs.

He said by the name Medeamma, which meant ‘my brother’, it connoted that everyone was a friend or a brother to the club.

The Legislator, however, charged the mining companies to endeavor to commit part of their revenues to supporting the club.

Gold Fields Ghana Limited, he said, had shown the way when it donated a bus and cash sum of GH¢150, 000.00 in support of the club.

Going forward, Mr. Duker asked Anglogold Ashanti, Ghana Manganese and other mining companies to et on board.

“The club is for all of us, and we all need to support, whether a mining company or an individual.”

Present at the donation was the President of the club, Moses Parker, Ben Kesse, a former Secretary of the club and now Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Tarkwa, Joseph Cobbinah, a Board Member, and others.

Moses Parker, who thanked the Legislator for the donation, stated that the club was ready to float shares on the market.

Meanwhile, the Tarkwa MP has donated assorted foot items to Muslims ahead of the Ramadan. The items included bags of rice, bags of sugar, tins of Milo and many more.

The donation was received by the 2nd Deputy Chief Imam of the Tarkwa Central Mosque.

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