Presiding elder of the Oforikrom branch of the Apostolic Church, Kumasi, Elder Sampson Kofi Wiredu has advised the government of Ghana to as a matter of urgency turn to deprived Private Orphanage Homes as it does for the public ones. According to him, it was time the government showed love for these orphans within the private homes.
He revealed that it was very sad to see how most of these private homes fumble to pay their utility bills and sometimes lack facilities such as water, toilet etc.
He’s of the view that the government doing this will help reduce street children and its potential dangers from the system.
He also advised other well to do individuals to always extend their hands to these helpless children who have no parents.
He urged individuals, institutions, churches, mosques and other combined organisations to regularly pay visit to these orphanages especially those within the private homes. He said it was a core duty of everyone to take care of these vulnerable.
Elder Wiredu made this appeal when the leadership of the Oforikrom Apostolic Church of Ghana, presented a cheque of Ghc 5,000.00 and dinned with Ashan Children’s Home at the church premises.
The program which cost the Church an amount of Ghc 34,000.00, also benefited widows and old ages within the church.
On her part, deputy director of the Ashan Children’s Home at Denase in the Afigya Kwabre south district of Ashanti region, Madam Christiana Jim Konadu also revealed that, the era of COVID -19 pandemic which affected the entire world economy has directly affected their operations and support received from individual citizens.
She said, due to the economic hardship people are no more paying them regular visit with donations and support, and this has in turn affected them. She however made a passionate appeal to the government and other private individuals to extend their support to the Private Ophanage Homes.
Madam Christiana Jim Konadu finally commended r made appeals when the leadership of Oforikrom Apostolic Church for such continuous gestures.
Finally, the Oforikrom area head pastor of the Apostolic church Ghana, Pastor Isaac Kofi Hughes charged his fellow Christians to always show love to those in need.
By Nana Pepra