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CENTRAL REGION: Ophelia Mensah supports over 700 Widows with cloths, food to climax Easter Festivities

The Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region, Ophelia Mensah Hayford, has supported over 700 widows in the constituency with pieces of clothing, food, and drinks to climax the Easter activities. 

The gesture, which took place on Monday, April 1, 2024, at Kormantse, was not only to climax the Easter celebrations but also to support the elderly to complement the government’s Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme.

As Christians across the globe commemorated this year’s Easter festivities with both outdoor and indoor activities, the current economic challenges in Ghana have worsened the plight of the less endowed, who usually rely mostly on philanthropic support, as exhibited by the Mfantseman MP.

The event, which has become an annual affair on the calendar of the Honourable Ophelia Mensah, brought together over 700 widows across the constituency for merrymaking. This kindness was her token to show love and appreciate the less endowed.

The elated and enthusiastic widows received pieces of cloth each after they were served food, drinks, and old-time music to foster unity and peaceful coexistence and to assure them that someone also cared about them.

Ophelia Mensah Hayford

Hon. Ophelia Hayford Mensah, who spoke to journalists on the sidelines of a ceremony at Kormantse, said, “We are in Easter. Easter is an occasion of love when God gave his son to redeem man from our sins. It is a special occasion for me as a Member of Parliament to reach out to the widows in my community to support them, wish them well in the year, and encourage them. There are so many programs lined up to help cushion the underprivileged in the constituency.”.

Although some of these aged widows are beneficiaries of the government’s poverty alleviation program, LEAP, Honourable Ophelia believes a lot more ought to be done to improve the lives of the vulnerable in society. The MP took advantage of the program to renew and also register new widows for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) program for free.

Ophelia Mensah Hayford

The beneficiaries who were excited about the kind gesture of their MP thanked her and asked for God’s blessings for her. Some of them, who could not hide their excitement, said: “We are so excited with what the MP has done for the widows within the Mfantseman constituency, and may God Almighty bless her. May God continue to bless her and give her the strength to do more in the coming years.”.

DC Kwame Kwakye

Fatherhood Advocate, Consultant, Broadcast Journalist, Writer and Counsellor.

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