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15.02.2012 Regional News

WORLD VISION AND DAMONGO DISTRICT ASSEMBLY DONATED 700 FEMALE GOATS TO FIVE SELECTED COMMUNITIES AND TWO INSTITUTIONS IN WEST GONJA DISTRICT.

By Lumor Shallom
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Most people cares and shares on Valentine Day, but sometimes on this occasions, only a few receives gifts from their loved ones. Some communities were not left out in the celebration, even though they were isolated and deprive from the good things of this country. The World Vision Ghana in collaboration with the West Gonja District Assembly, have donated 700 female goats worth GH 60,000 to five selected communities and two Institutions in the Damongo District.

The Beneficiaries were about 350 households in the selected communities. Some of the communities included, Mognori, Nabori, Kperi, Bonyanto and Soalepe and also the Institutions were Redemption Children's home and New life Preparatory School.

The purpose of the donation was to show care and love to the beneficiaries and to help reduce poverty in the communities. The support seeks to increase the capability of households to generate personal income and also to improve financial sustainability. It aims at helping each household to provide quality education and healthcare to their children.

At the Occasion, Hon. Adams Mutawakilu, the Damongo District Chief Executive, in his address has express his sincere thanks to World Vision Ghana for helping the District Assembly, in the developmental issues of the district over the past years.

He said, the World Vision has been recognised as the first among all the Non- Governmental organisations who contributes in solving the developmental issues in the district.

He therefore promised that, the District Assembly, will work hard to provide better working environment for the organisation, and has also urged the organisation to be supportive and cooperative in the progressive issues of the district.

He again, encouraged the beneficiaries to take good care of the animals presented to them and must make sure they use the income wisely for better living conditions.

World Vision Ghana is a Christian relief development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their communities in the country to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice in the district.

In presenting the ruminants to the community dwellers, the Area Development Program, Manager of World Vision, Mr. Paul Azeka, express his gratitude to the inhabitants for corresponding with them in their previous developmental projects. He said, over the past 4 years since the organisation came to the district, the organisation has been successful in most of their endeavours.

M. Azeka again explained that, with the help of the district assembly and all the decentralised departments, the organisation have been able to improve upon quality education of the children in the community, improved the health facilities of some community health centres and has also improve sanitation by providing some households with toilets in some selected communities.

The Chief of Soalepe Community, Mr. Mahama Idisa, in receiving the ruminants, expresses his sincere gratitude to the District Assembly and World Vision, he therefore promised that, he will see to it that, the inhabitants take good care of the ruminants and also ensured that, thieves will not disturb the animals which will cause financial lost to the communities.

He however, revealed that, the only community basic school is not in good condition and the school has only reached Primary Six. He said this has made education difficult in the community and has therefore asked the organisation and the government to come to their aid.

Shallom Lumor
West Gonja District
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