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General News of Thursday, 21 January 2010

Source: GNA

Local NGO appeals to government to donate to the Haitians

Wa, Jan. 21, GNA - The Ghana Enslavement Reparation and Repatriation Foundation (GERRF), a non governmental organisation

operating in the Northern Regions, has appealed to government to donate to help the Haiti earthquake victims. The NGO said government could donate in cash or in kind and that if possible give gold to Haitians in order for Ghana to join in the

world relief efforts to support Haiti. Kuoro Kuri Buktie Limann, Paramount Chief of the Gwollu Traditional Area and an executive member of the NGO, made the appeal

at a news conference held in Wa on Tuesday. Haiti, a former French colony, fought bravery and successfully won their freedom in the 19th Century. The 7.0 magnitude

earthquake hit the country on January 12, 2010. Kuoro Liman said the earthquake, which has decapitated the country, had brought untold hardship to the Haitians and called on

President Mills to help them out of their present predicament. "The whole world is reacting favourably to our suffering brethren and we are urging President Mills to help them as most of them

are of African origins," he said. Kuoro Limann urged President Mills to ask colonial masters that undertook chattel slavery against the Africans to repatriate them

to their ancestral home. He said President Abdoulai Wade of Senegal had taken a good lead with the promise of providing Haitians with lands and possibly

creating a region for them if they so wish to come back home and Ghana must not be left out in that direction. Kuoro Limann expressed the NGO's sympathy and God's blessings to the survivors in Haiti and pray to God to help restore to them

good spirit, good health and prosperity so that they could regain their dignity and happiness.