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20.02.2009 Social News

Ghana Red Cross Society to embark on fundraising


The Ghana Red Cross Society is to embark on a vigorous fundraising drive as a means of reducing its reliance on foreign donors to support its activities.

Prof Stephen Adei, Chairman of the Society, said this at a meeting with the Volta Regional Committee of the Society and its staff in Ho on Thursday.

Prof Adei, the immediate past Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), said the only area in which the society would seek foreign donor support would be in the acquisition of capital items like vehicles.

He said local fundraising by the society had been zero.

Prof Adei said the national headquarters and Greater Accra branches of the Society would raise the bulk of the funds because of the huge potential sources available there.

“Every region should have a strategic plan to raise funds”, he said and that the distribution of the funds would not be based on need or how much each region was able to raise but on the amount of effort each area put into the fund raising project.

He assured the regional branches of the Society that he would come over at anytime to help them in their fundraising activities.