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12.11.2007 General News

Zonta Support Flood Victim

By Daily Guide
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ZONTA CLUBS in Accra and Tema have presented a cheque for GH¢1,500 and secondhand clothing to victims of the flood disasters through the Inter-Ministerial Task Force overseeing the distribution of relief items at the Castle, Osu.

The donation forms part of activities to mark the club's anniversary celebrations this year.

Zonta is a global organisation of women business executives and professionals working to advance the cause of women and children.

Dr. (Mrs.) Mary Chinery-Hesse, who chairs the Inter-Ministerial Task Force overseeing the distribution of relief items and the re-engineering of the development of the flooded areas, received the cheque and the items.

She lauded the continued outpouring of support for the flood victims in the three northern regions by Ghanaians outside the affected areas, indicating that it was a demonstration of the unity of the nation.

“The fellow feeling shown by people outside the flooded areas demonstrates the unity of the country and this is significant,” said Dr (Mrs.) Chinery-Hesse, who is also Chief Advisor to the President.

She promised that the money and clothing would be used for the intended purpose.

Mrs Charity Bentsi-Enchill, President of Accra-One Zonta Club, said they were touched by the plight of the victims and wanted to empathise with them.

She expressed the hope that the donation would help to bring a bit of comfort to the affected people.

Zonta has over the years provided scholarships to brilliant but needy girl science students at the secondary and tertiary levels as well as support Helpage Ghana and the Osu Day Care Centre For The Aged.

By Emelia Ennin