NAPO donates thousands of biogas stoves to constituents
he Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South constituency in the Ashanti region, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has presented 3,800 free biogas cooking stoves to his constituents.
The beneficiaries were drawn from all six electoral areas in the constituency, which are Ashanti New Town, CPC, Manhyia, Afia Kobi, Krobo Odumasi, and Dichemso.
The presentation was held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Dichemso and was witnessed by the constituency executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by the chairman Richard Adjei Mensah Ofori Atta.
The Mayor of Kumasi, Hon. Sam Pyne, who represented the MP, said the presentation forms part of the government’s policy of increasing access to clean cooking while promoting energy transition in Ghana.
“The biogas cook stove is targeted at addressing some of the challenges associated with the use of firewood and charcoal, like respiratory diseases, while also protecting the environment,” he said.
“The cutting and burning of trees in making charcoal defeat the government’s agenda of greening the environment, and the cooking stoves have come to compliment its efforts,” he added.
Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who is also the Energy Minister, through Hon. Sam Pyne noted that his ministry is piloting the distribution of cook stoves in twenty-four districts in Ghana, of which the constituency benefited.
In all, the Ministry of Energy has set a policy target of distributing three million units of clean biogas cookstoves to households by 2030, he stated.
Napo, as he is known in political circles, urged his constituents to trust the government of President Nana Akufo-Addo to implement interventions to improve their lives.
The Manhyia South constituency chairman, Richard Adjei Mensah Ofori Atta Tom Tom), who supervised the presentation, charged the beneficiaries to take good care of the cook stoves and keep them as a “symbol of love” from Napo.
The beneficiaries, who could not hide their gratitude, praised Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh for the items and promised to pray and help the MP soar high in his political endeavors.