Vice-Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has presented items to two organizations as part of her personal on-going commitment to support vulnerable persons in Ghana.
She donated the items to a cluster of youth rehabilitation institutions in South Labone and the Maker’s Disability Foundation, (MDF) in Dansoman, Accra.
These cluster of youth rehabilitation institutions include South Labone Girls Vocational Training Centre, Junior Girls Correctional
Center, Shelter for Abused Children and Remand Boys. These institutions are administered by the Department of Social Welfare and house children between the ages of 15-18 years.
The facility caters for children who have suffered sexual and emotional abuse and human
trafficking. In some cases, the children have also been completely abandoned. The Maker’s Disability Foundation was founded in 2016, and cares for about 100 children who have Cerebral Palsy.
The dazzling Vice-Presidential Candidate, Prof. Naana Jane explained her rationale for taking a break from her campaign activities to target these two institutions.
As the nation’s choice, she indicated that the gesture was part of her personal life
long commitment to ensure that those more susceptible to economic and social struggles received a hand of support.
Prof. also took the opportunity to interactively engage with the children and caregivers.
“I believe that irrespective of circumstances, vulnerable Ghanaians, when accorded a fair chance, have the capacity to contribute something to our nation. This is my best effort to encourage these young ones to reorient their attitudes towards life and help their courageous care-givers to shape them into productive citizens”.
“…..I hope my small contribution will inspire all
well meaning Ghanaians to do the same. I am confident that we can do it together.” She said.
The items Prof. Naana Jane presented were bags of rice, cartons of cooking oil, bags of beans, cartons of bottled water, bags of pure water, pieces of exercise books, boxes of Lele Mackerel, mathematical sets and assorted toiletries to both institutions.
The country’s only decent Vice-Presidential Candidate also donated undisclosed cash to both institutions.
Prof. Opoku- Agyemang was accompanied by Madam Sherry Ayitey- National Vice Chair of the NDC, Mr. Joseph Kobena Ade Coker, Regional Chairman of the Greater Accra, Ambassador Molly
Others were Mustapha Abubakar – Former Deputy CEO of Masloc, Abigail Elorm- Deputy National Women’s Organizer, Ruth Della Seddoh- Deputy National Youth Organiser and the Greater Accra Regional Deputy Women Organizers as well as the PCs and Chairmen for La
Dadekotopon, and Ablekuma West constituencies.
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa – MP for
North Tongu, Benedicta Lasi – Aide and Mawuena Trebarh Spokeperson to the NDC Running Mate.