05.05.2005 Regional News

Ghana-Holland Platform gives to the Needy

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Kpasenkpe (NR) May 5, GNA- Some needy people in parts of the Upper East Region and the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region have benefited from a food aid programme initiated by Ghana-Holland Platform, a charitable organisation.

The beneficiaries who comprise mainly the blind, physically challenged, widows, orphans and needy families, were provided with maize, millet and groundnut seeds.

Mr Franz Zemp and Mr Joseph Wuni, members of the association who made this known during the presentation of food items to some beneficiaries at Kpasenkpe and Chira near Walewale on Tuesday in the Northern Region said an amount of 44 million cedis was provided by Reverend Father Frans Meddens, a retired Catholic Priest in Holland for the purchase of the food.

The Upper East Region and parts of the Mamprusi area had poor harvest last year due to inadequate rainfall.

Reverend Fr. Meddens who worked in Northern Ghana in the 1970s and 1980s, had assisted a number of communities in the North, including flood victims at Sirigu near Bolgatanga who were helped to reinforce their houses with concrete to withstand heavy rains.

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