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21.12.2013 General News

Gender ministry supports needy institutions

By Lydia Ezit / Daily Graphic / Ghana
Gender ministry supports needy institutions
LISTEN DEC 21, 2013

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has donated items to some selected institutions.

The donation, which took place at the forecourt of the ministry, was primarily aimed at improving the lives of the less-privileged during the festive period.

The selected institutions include the Gambaga Witches Camp, the Mampong Babies Home, the Akropong School for the Blind, the Royal Seed Home and Partners in Community Development Programme (PACODEP) and Rescued Trafficked Children.

The rest are the Boys Remand Home, the Sunyani Central Female Prison, the Ho Female Prison, Shelter for Abused Children and the Girls Correctional Centre.

Each beneficiary institution received pieces of cloths, bags of rice, gallons of oil, boxes of Cerelac, cartons of Ideal milk, boxes of Chocolim, sanitary towels and bags of water.

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, said the ministry was mandated to ensure the empowerment of the vulnerable, the excluded, the aged and persons with disability through the use of social protection and other innovative interventions.

“We view this as our obligation towards achieving national development. As we enter this festive occasion to celebrate with our loved ones, there are some who will struggle through the season for varied reasons and that is our motivation for this gesture,” she said

The minister commended the various sponsors of the donation, adding that their relentless efforts had enabled the ministry to ensure improved livelihoods for beneficiaries.

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