By: Albert Kuzor | Voltaonlinegh.com|
A non-governmental organization, Kafui Foundation has in the spirit of the yuletide set a table to celebrate the New Year for hundreds of aged people in the Afadzato South district.
The event which took place on the second day of the new year, (Wednesday, January 2, 2019) saw over 500 senior citizens together with traditional leaders from various communities within the district gathered at Ve-Golokuati, where they were treated to sumptuous meals and good music.
Founder of Kafui Foundation, Ms Kafui Takyi and her team who spent time with the old people, extended the season’s felicitations to them and entreated them to help ensure peace and tranquility prevail in their various communities.
She noted that, the occasion was to celebrate the senior citizens for their immense contributions towards the growth and development of their communities and the nation as a whole during their youthful days.
According her, “over the years these people have been left alone making them to feel neglected by the society after their working age, so the Foundation has seen it necessary to bring them together to make them feel that they are not forgotten.”
Ms. Takyi thus promised to make the party an annual event for the aged to have fun and also receive free medical screening.
The event, which was graced by the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mr. Wisdom Semanu Seneadza afforded the elderly people the opportunity to once again reminisce the good old days and also dialogue on developmental issues of the district.
On his part, the DCE lauded the generosity of the organizers, as he encouraged the old people to have hope in the New Year.
He also applauded the traditional leaders in the area for ensuring peaceful co-existence in the district and urged them to continue to show leadership and provide wise counsel for the development the forward march of the district.
The Kafui Foundation is an NGO with focus on issues of Education and Health in the Volta region.