General News of Sunday, 2 January 2011
*Sunday, January 02, 2011:-* It was an ecstatic and colourful scene at her
Nima residence, New Year’s Day when Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Auntie Becky as
she is affectionately called, played host to hundreds of needy children from
different parts of Accra.
The kids, who could not hide their joy singed and danced to rhymes and tunes
with Auntie Becky as lead vocalist. She could not hide her joy too. They
played games such as musical chairs, with Rita Alomatsi from Jamestown
emerging overall winner, ‘oware’, ‘ludo’, hide and seek, lucky dip, pick and
act, sack race, lime and spoon among others.
They were served food, drinks, biscuits, toffees and given story books to
take home. During the entire period, Auntie Becky went round and made sure
she had personal interactions with almost all the kids present before giving
a speech to all of them.
In her speech, Auntie Becky encouraged the kids to take their studies in
school seriously because; as she put it “education is the surest way to the
top in life. When you are educated, you will get a good paying job, your
life will improve and you can take care of your family. Without education,
the chances are not bright.”
She also admonished them to be obedient to their parents and adults in
general, as they are the people who will show them the way to grow and
become the future leaders they were born to be.
She also made an appeal to them to be prayerful and God fearing in life.
She tasked the girls to compete fiercely with the boys in school and ensure
that they always beat the boys to it academically.
She used the opportunity to wish all children across the country a happy new
year, with the hope that as the years go by, life will get better as they
grow older and wiser.
Nana Addo who was receiving visitors and well wishers who were trooping in
to wish him a happy New Year could not help but take some time off to join
his wife in the middle of the event.
He went round and had personal interactions with the kids, urging them to
take their academic lessons seriously, be respectful and be hopeful that
life would get better.
He also wished all children and indeed, all Ghanaians a happy New Year.
*Source: Herbert Krapa*
NPP Communications Directorate
NPP Headquarters, Asylum Down. Accra.
Dep. Director: Curtis Perry K. Okudzeto