The Women Ministry of Christian Council of Ghana from Volta, Ashanti and Greater Accra regions has donated assorted items running into thousands of Ghana cedis as well as organised health screening exercise for residents of Kpogede, a farming community near Adidome, capital of Central Tongu District in the Volta Region.
The items included toiletries, detergents, toothpastes, cooking oil, rice, sugar, biscuit, shoes, and clothing, among others.
The donation which was the first of its kind, is the initiative of the Women Ministry dubbed: “Ghana Women’s Ministry Capacity Building and Voluntary Donation”
The donation which is expected to be an annual event to help the needy and to spread the gospel of Christ, will be held in Ashanti Region next year, then Greater Accra, and would be rotating among these three regions.
The National President, Mrs. Mawufemor Kley-Bruce at a durbar to give the donation, said the donation was influenced by a prophecy that was revealed to the Women Ministry few months ago.
She used the opportunity to educate the gathering, most of whom were the elderly on how to live a healthy life by keeping a hygienic environment and warned them against open defecation which is prevalent in the area.
The Chriatian Leader also expressed worry over the rise in teenage pregnancy in Kpogede and appealed to women to pay attention to properly raising their girl children and asked that couples commit their marriages to God to ensure successful families.
Health officials from the Ghana Health Service who were invited to screen residents for various diseases, educated the people on family planning, girl child education, teenage pregnancy and health tips.
Mama Sename III, who chaired the occasion, received the items on behalf of the community members with gratitude and reiterated the call by Mrs. Kley-Bruce.
The Assembly member for the area, Kenneth Komla Logo, speaking at the event thanked the donors and appealed for support from the public to end open defecation in the area.
He called for aid to have continuous health screening exercise for the residents who find it difficult in renewing their National Health Insurance Scheme membership over lack of money.
He also appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to distribute electricity meters to every household in the community.
By: Albert Kuzor/voltaonlinegh.com