THE DEPUTY Upper East Regional Minister, Mrs. Agnes Chigabatia, has called on Ghanaians to bring into reality the love in them, by helping the needy in society especially on Valentine's Day.
She made the appeal as she spent some time with, and donated food items to, the parents of quadruplets in the deprived area of Chiana-Kanania in the Kassena-Nankana district of the Upper East region to celebrate Valentine's Day.
The Deputy Minister said she was touched by a story carried by DAILY GUIDE about how the development of the quadruplets was being obstructed by malnutrition, hunger and frequent sickness, as a result of their parent's unemployment and poverty.
She said Valentine's Day should be adopted by all those who have something to give back to society, adding that God has made some people comfortable and they are expected to also make others comfortable.
Mrs. Chigabatia said Valentine's Day has to be celebrated in a way that reflects our culture as a people who care for each other.
She also visited the Children's Ward of the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital and the Sirigu Mother of Mercy Babies Home where she presented food items and used clothes.
The Sirigu Mother of Mercy Babies Home was started by two volunteers who visited the area, and realized that so many children had been abandoned due to some traditional beliefs, the death of their mothers and poverty.
According to the Supervisor of the home, Reverend Sister Mary Peter Dery, the 17 inmates are being catered for through the benevolence of philanthropists who donate food items and other materials to the home.
The youngest and oldest inmates are four months and four years old respectively.
From Ebo Bruce-Quansah,