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A TOTAL of 146 brand new motorbikes have been distributed freely to assemblymen in Kumasi and its environs to support their work.

The move, orchestrated by government, is to help make the assemblymen mobile and also attend meetings promptly.

The Ministry of Local Government and National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) made the timely presentation over the weekend in Kumasi.

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), who received the largest number, received 57 of the motorbikes on Saturday.

Five other Municipal Assemblies, which also received their consignments of motorbikes, are Oforikrom (22), Asokwa (18), Suame (13), Kwadaso (13) and Tafo (12).

Mr. Abraham Boadi, aka ‘Opooman’, the KMA Presiding Member (PM), lauded government for supporting the assemblymen.

He, however, appealed to his colleague assemblymen to be extra careful whenever they are on the motorbikes to avert crashes.

Opooman recounted that about a dozen assemblymen died from motor crashes in 2009 to 2010 when they received similar free motorbikes from government.

He therefore appealed to government to in the future present members with salon cars, instead of motorbikes in future.

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