Covid-19: Ghana’s Education Minister reaches out to Kumasi Children’s Home, others

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Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has donated to the less privileged, who have been greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus cases have left the country in difficult and desolate time as government directed a partial lockdown in some parts of the country.

Ghana has confirmed 313 Covid-19 cases with six deaths.

Donations

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the Manhyia South lawmaker made donations to two needy homes in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. Among the items donated include, bags of rice, boxes of cooking oils and hand washing items.

The team first made a presentation at the Cheshire Rehabilitation Center at Kwadaso while the second donation was made at the Kumasi Children’s Home.

In his remarks, Dr Opoku Prempeh said the donation was part of his efforts to support the Akufo-Addo-led vision to addressing some of the challenges arising out of the Covid-19 virus in the country.

He indicated that government’s decision to impose a partial lockdown in some Ghanaian communities in the country has resulted in some difficulties and such needy homes are no exception.

“Therefore my donation today [Wednesday], which is part of my spiritual and social obligation, is also aimed at helping managers of the home to feed the children well so that they will stay home and adhere to the government’s lockdown order to help stop the speed of the virus”, the Manhyia South MP said.

He also called on Ghanaians to also remember the plight of such individuals and institutions in these unfortunate times.

“I am also using this opportunity to appeal to Ghanaians, especially the well-to-do people in our mist to constantly donate to the various orphanage homes in order to support the children who have no parents to turn look up to for support and care”, he further stated.

Appreciation

Madam Mabel Amponsah, Head of the Kumasi Children’s Home expressed her delight at the items donated by the Education Minister.

She said the Home has continually benefited from the humanitarian assistance of Dr Napo. Madam Amponsah urged other MPs to show same kindness to needy homes so that persons in these outfits will feel part of the society.

Madam Amponsah asked the Education Minister to support the outfit to complete a JHS block they are constructing for the Home.

Similarly, the Cheshire Rehabilitation Centre for the Mentally Ill commended the Education Minister for the gesture. Mr Michael Owusu Adjei, administrator at the facility disclosed that the Minister has been to the facility on countless occasions to support the inmates.

The Administrator appealed to other well to do persons in the society to emulate the gesture of the Education Minister.

“We in Cheshire Home are happy to know Dr Napo and the heart he displays to us has been legendary because he has consistently shown kindness to us”, Mr Adjei noted.

Present at the Homes to support the MP for the donation exercise were Lawyer Justin Koduah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) as well as Francis Adomako, Ashanti Regional Organizer of the NPP.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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