Member of Parliament MP for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudeto Ablakwa has subsidized the price of cement for a section of his constituents.
According to him, this section of the constituents can buy the product at 35 Ghana cedis instead of the 50 Ghana cedis or above at some places, and they are persons under 40 years and single mothers.
“I have today established a North Tongu Subsidy Task Team as a mechanism for offering support and easing the hardship burden of my beloved constituents”, the North Tongu legislator wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
“For a start, the youth under 40 and all single mothers can purchase a bag of cement at a subsidized cost of 35 Ghana Cedis only. Interested persons should call the Subsidy Task Team Leader, JJ on 024 334 0362”, he added.
Making reference to the ongoing fix-the-country campaign on the government ease the economic hardships on Ghanaians, Mr. Ablakwa called on persons who can help to contribute in anyway towards citizens in need.
“We all admit times are really hard and so while we justifiably pile pressure on Government to institute policies to reverse current economic hardships, many of us who can should in the interim reach out and offer a helping hand to fellow compatriots anytime it is within our means”, he concluded.
Cement prices in Tamale, Ghana, have risen amid reports of a cement shortage, according to Ghana News Agency.
Ghacem and Dangote Cement brands are being sold at GHS50 (US$8.68)/bag while Diamond Cement and other brands are currently around GHS48/bag, up from GHS47 and GHS45, respectively.
Construction companies in the region are expected to pay the higher prices for the limited stock to complete their projects before the rainy season begins.
There have been calls from a Ghanaians across social on government to find way to reduce the cement prices.