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Regional News Sat, 13 Aug 2016

Akua Gaddafi supports community

Ghana’s fast rising female biker, Akua Gaddafi and her husband, Mr John Soumare, have donated items to residents of Anapansu, a small community in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.

The items included 1,500 books for the Anapansu Primary School, a cash donation of GH¢ 2,200 for the registration of 200 children into the National Health Insurance Scheme and other items including bed sheets, soap, sugar, milo, milk to the aged and elderly in the community.

According to her, the donation was to complement the efforts of the Christ’s Ambassadors for Nation, a community-based non-governmental organisation at Anapansu which had over the years helped residents in the area.

A member of the Biker’s Ghana, Sam Bamford, and the International Needs Ghana also donated GH¢100 and books, respectively to support the community.

Handing over the items, Akua Gaddafi, whose real name is LCpl Bernina Okoh-Akrofi of the Very Very Important Person Unit (VVIPU) of the Ghana Police Service, noted that she wanted to use her passion for biking to create a better society through being an inspiration for the poor and needy in society.

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The first female biker to ride across four West Africa countries in a day said she believed in the maxim that ‘givers never lack’ and has over the years done charity works in Ghana, as well as Côte d’Ivoire.

Receiving the items on behalf of the community, the Chief of Anapansu, Nana Kwesi Essel, commended Akua Gaddafi and her partners for the kind gesture, describing it as timely.

He said Prof. Attah Mill’s administration started a classroom block for the community but the contractor abandoned the project half way for reasons unknown to members of the community.

He appealed to the government to iron out whatever grievances that was stalling the work so that the contractor could resume work.

The Founder of Christ’s Ambassadors for Nation, Mr and Mrs Christopher Amenyinyor, said they had for the past five years helped the community through their charity foundation and thanked Akua Gaddafi and her husband for the support.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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