The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan has paid the hospital bills for Ishawu Yaro, a victim of the constituency’s 31st January 2019 by-election violence.Yaro who was shot in the leg has been on admission at the 37 Military Hospital for the past year receiving treatment.
The Member of parliament on a visit to the victim on Thursday, March 5, 2020, donated an amount of GH¢47,000 to foot his bills.
“A little over a year ago, I was here to contribute GH¢5,000 for his upkeep and I continued to visit him. I was concerned about him and as a concerned mother that I am, I took it upon myself to raise funds to settle his bills. A cheque of almost GH¢47,000 has been presented to the commander [at the 37 Military Hospital] to clear his medical bills,” she stated.
Yaro has undergone several surgeries on his affected leg and will be undergoing further treatment in the coming days.
The member of parliament called on Ghanaian youth not to allow themselves be used to perpetrate violence in the December 7 elections.
“For the youth out there. Please don’t allow yourself to be used in this manner. Do politics. Do it reasonably. Do it decently and sensibly,” she said.