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20.05.2008 General News

US Embassy gives to Moslems

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle
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In its quest to intensify its
philanthropic activities in
Moslem communities in the Ghana, the US Embassy has donated a box of clothes and cash apiece, to two Moslem communities in Accra last Friday.

Presenting the items to the Osu and Cantonments Moslem communities, the outgoing US Ambassador to Ghana, H. E. Pamela E. Bridgewater, stated that the gesture formed part of activities of Juneteenth, to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

According to the Virginian-born Ambassador, Juneteenth was the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, which occurred on June 19, 1865.

To her, the gesture goes to support her outfit and country's philosophy, to serve as an eye to the blind and feet to the lame in society.

“It's always been our heartbeat to offer help to our fellow brethren in society,” she said.

Last Friday's donation formed part of the Ambassador's farewell visits to some communities in the country, before she finally leaves in August.

She was in Sunyani and Kumasi a few weeks ago to embark on a similar mission.

Ms. Bridgewater, who was accompanied by Sue K. Brown, Deputy Ambassador, thanked Ghanaians for their unflinching support and co-operation, during her three-year stay in the country, and promised of her country's continued support to the Moslem communities.

The recipient communities thanked the donors for the gesture, which was arranged by the Chief Executive Officer of Bahmed Travel and Tours, Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh.

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