You are here: HomeNewsPolitics2016 11 11Article 485655

Regional News of Friday, 11 November 2016

Source: GNA

NPP Youth Wing donates to orphanages at Dodowa

The Ladies for Power, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) Youth Wing, has donated food items worth 8,000 Ghana cedis to three orphanages at Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region.

The orphanages; Porter's Village, Porters Home and Orphans Aid Africa, were presented with items including bags of rice, cartons of soft drinks, bottle water and soaps, toilet roll, three bales of used clothes and pampers.

Maame Serwaa Adjei, the President of Ladies for Power, said the group decided to support the orphanages due to the economic hardships they were facing.

She said the group, whose members include workers, students, businessmen and women and market women, would continue to contribute its widow's mite towards the upkeep of the inmates.

Maame Adjei said the inmates, through no fault of theirs, had been abandoned and it behoved on society to support the good people who had taken pains to care for them.

She assured the inmates and their caregivers that the present economic hardship could change for the better if Ghanaians voted the NPP into power.

Mr Kwesi Oteng, a Gospel Musician, who accompanied the group, assured the orphanages that: 'Once there is life there is hope. Let's vote for Nana Addo to win the 2016 elections to improve our living standards.'

Mr Stephen Nene Oyortey, the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Shai Osudoku, said the NPP was poised to wrest power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) adding; 'Ghanaians are yearning for change that will resuscitate the ailing economy'.

He called on the people of Shai Osudoku to change their voting pattern and vote for the NPP to bring more development to the constituency.

Dr (Mrs) Jane Irina Adu, the Founder and President of Portter's Village, commended the group for the gesture and said the items would be used for the benefit of the inmates.

She said the home had 127 inmates with the youngest being seven months old adding that the Village faced serious financial difficulties for the upkeep of inmates.

'The orphanage has to pay 3,600 Ghana cedis as rent every year,' she said, but stated that it had bought three acres of land for the construction of dormitories, modern kitchen, assembly hall and classroom blocks to ensure the welfare and quality education of the inmates.

Mrs Adu called on corporate bodies, churches, Non-Governmental Organisations and philanthropists to assist the home to achieve its dreams.