Many have, complained about economic conditions in the country describing it as harsh and praying for a change, but to see a Member of Parliament (MP) who double as Deputy Minister for Health, staking lotto and hoping to make some money with a win, was not anticipated.
The people of Ledzokuku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, yesterday, woke up to pictures of their MP, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, in front of a lotto kiosk believed to be in Teshie, staking lotto.
It appeared to many that the realities of the economy, has not only affected poor Ghanaians who are either jobless or needed some extra cash to augment what they earn every month, but appointees of President Nana Akufo-Addo, are also feeling the pinch despite shouting; 4-More-4-Nana-2-Do-More”, the ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) 2020 campaign tag line.
In the picture making the rounds on social media, the young medical doctor, was seen in front of the lotto kiosk with what appears to be money meant to pay the lotto writer, whilst his eyes were firmed fixed on what is called “winning numbers”, displayed on the side of the kiosk in chalk.
While, some have said the deputy minister, may actually be staking lotto, others thought he was only there interacting with the two individuals in the kiosk as part of his “door to door campaign” in the Ledzokuku constituency where the Parliamentary Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ben Ayiku Narh has put him under a state of emergency.