Nana Apiagyei Dakawoso I, President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industries, has urged government to extend the food sharing programme to Orphanages to alleviate their sufferings.
He said inmates of orphanages remained vulnerable and were hard hit during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nana Dakawoso I said this when he and Kinapharma and Healthy Life Company donated food items, beverages, sanitizers and medical items to the Countryside Children’s Welfare Home (CCWH) at Bawjiase in the Central Region.
He said they were visiting the home twice a year to donate items to the also to ensure that the children had the best care.
“On February 22, we visited the home and organised a New Year Party for the children,” he added.
“Today, we are here again, because we thought it prudent to get enough food items for storage to cater for the inmates during the restrictions on movement due to COVID-19 virus”.
Nana Dakawoso I said last year, the Management of Kinapharma and Healthy Life Company enrolled the children on the National Health Insurance Scheme and “today they brought another money for the renewal of the scheme “.
He, therefore, commended the Management and the media for supporting a good course.
Mr Nuamah Eshun, the General Manager, Kinapharma and Healthy Life Company, pledged their continuous support for the home.
Mr Ernest Osei-Owusu, the Administrator of CCWH, on behalf of Madam Emma Boafo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Home, thanked the donors for the gesture.
He said the Home largely depended on donors and individuals in the society and urged others, including; corporate institutions to support them.
The CCHM, which started with six children in 1978 at Winneba, has now 60 inmates; comprising of 35 males and 25 females with their ages ranging from two and half to 18 years.The Home migrated to Bawjiase in 1983 during the drought.