Meet Hon. Aponkye;the aspiring Assemblyman who thinks free breakfast is a fundamental human right

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Aspiring Assembly Member for Adukrom Nima Electoral Area, Nana Adabor Ibrahim Isaah Ampim aka Aponkye has a message for his electorates.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has set December 17, 2019, for the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections.

In an interview with Nana Aba Anamoah, this is what Hon Aponkye said.

According to Nana Adabor Ibrahim Issah Ampim popularly known as Honourable Aponkye, this provision is in accordance with Article 28(3) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which according to him says every youth of this Republic is to enjoy free breakfast as part of their fundamental human rights.

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Hon. Aponkye apart from his promise to provide breakfast also added that when he becomes an Assemblyman, he will be providing every household within his electoral area a biogas toilet facility, provide free tricycles to deal with sanitation as well as job opportunities that will earn the ‘boys’ GHC 20 daily.

He added that he would also ensure that every Muslim kid enjoys free basic pre-school education, popularly known as Makaranta.

“One house one biogas toilet, free Aboboyaa to deal with sanitation, free makaranta education, free breakfast for every morning. I’m going to do it, a free job for the boys, every day 20 cedis for salary,” he said.

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When asked by the host of State Affairs on GHOne TV to explain how he can make this promise a reality, Hon. Aponkye said, “So far as I’m in government, I can go to every centre, every office of Ministry or MP or MCE…if it is not easy, Constitution says they should do it for me.”

The fast-rising politician and barber buttressed his point by quoting Chapter 5 of the 1992 Constitution, which talks about “Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms”.

“When you read it up till article 28(3), you’ll see it that the state should provide breakfast for the youth like corn dough porridge and Lipton tea,” he told Nana Aba Anamoah.

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In actual fact, Chapter 5 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic Ghana talks about the fundamental human rights and freedoms but does not capture free breakfast for citizens as a fundamental human right.

Article 28(3) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana states “A child shall not be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.