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09.05.2004 Regional News

Group presents items to orphanage at Awutu-Ofaakor

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Awutu-Ofaakor (C/R), May 9, GNA - Reverend Mrs. Charlotte Quagraine, head of the Friend of International Central Gospel Church, on Thursday presented food items valued at about three million cedis to the Good Shepherd Orphanage at Awutu-Ofaakor near Kasoa.
In an address, Rev. Mrs. Quagraine called on philanthropists, Christians and Muslims to assist in the caring for the vulnerable in the society, adding that it was the responsibility of individuals and organisations that had the means to supplement government efforts at fulfilling some of the social requirements of the needy in the country.
The items included two bags of rice, a quantity of loaves of bread, cooking oil, half a bag of maize, detergents and toiletries.
Rev. Mrs. Quagraine expressed the hope that the presentation would inspire other organisations and individuals.
Bishop Kwaku Addae, founder and leader of the Great Word of Good Church, which is running the orphanage, thanked the donors for the gesture.
He said the children in the home made up of 20 boys and 18 girls aged between three and 11 years, were being cared for with monies generated from silver collections and personal contributions from members of the church.
Bishop Addae said the major problem facing the home was water, adding that the home spent about 400,000 cedis every two weeks on water. He appealed to the Ghana Water Company to assist to find a solution to the water problem.
He also asked other organisations like the security agencies and private water supply companies to come to the aid of the orphanage. The mother of the home, Madam Agnes Boatemah appealed to well-wishers to provide used clothing, storybooks, food items and teaching and learning materials to enhance the education of the children.