Madam Mary Boatemaa Marfo, District Chief Executive for Sekyere East, has pledged the support of the district assembly towards activities that seek to promote the welfare and dignity of the needy and vulnerable in the area.
He said the assembly would work to ensure that non governmental organisations and other community-based organizations, which were providing care and support to orphans and other vulnerable groups in society, were supported in all forms to sustain their activities.
Madam Marfo was speaking at the inauguration of the Good Master Care Foundation, a community-based NGO, engaged in the care of orphans, needy children and widows at Asokore.
The occasion was used to commission a residential facility for the orphans while a brand new motorbike worth GHȼ4,000.00, was presented to the district police command to fight crime.
Madam Marfo commended the founder of the Foundation, Mr Godfred Antwi, for the foresight to provide shelter and care to vulnerable and needy people, especially children.
She said such people needed the support of all to be able to live a decent life and contribute their quota to the society.
Mr Antwi said the focus of the Foundation was to support the orphans and other needy children to attain higher levels of education and empower widows with capacities to build and sustain businesses that would improve their socio-economic conditions and enhance the livelihoods of their families and households.
He said the Foundation, which was being supported financially by friends, would provide classroom blocks, water and sanitation facilities, provide shelter for homeless people, while engaging other stakeholders to facilitate the protection and rights of vulnerable children in society.
This, he said, would help reduce poverty among the people and enhance development.
Mr Antwi said so far, 100 orphans have been receiving financial assistance to attend school at the junior and senior levels.
Others have also received items such clothes, uniforms, sewing machines, while seed money has also been given to some widows to start their businesses
Police Superintendent Asare Bediako, the Sekyere East District Commander, who received the motorbike, thanked the Foundation for the gesture and advised children benefiting from the initiative to stay away from crime and other forms of social vices.
They should concentrate on their studies to attain higher levels of education to lift themselves out of poverty.
Nana Baah Acheamfour, Abusuapanin for the Asokore Traditional Area, commended the Foundation for the good work and urged community members to emulate the good gesture and contribute their quota to the development and welfare of orphans, widows and needy in the society.