Regional News Tue, 23 Jul 2013

Planning Committee donates to the deaf

The Planning Committee of the first anniversary of the late President John Evans Atta Mills, in conjunction with the Volta Regional Co-ordinating Council (VRCC), have donated assorted food items to the Volta School for the Deaf at a brief ceremony at Hohoe on Sunday.

The items include bags of rice, loaves of bread, bags of maize, cartons of milk, gallons of cooking oil, bags of sugar and toiletries.

Mr Francis K. Ganyaglo, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, said the gesture was in line with the first anniversary of the late President Mills.

He said it was also in commemoration of the late President Mills’ 69th birthday, which, in his life time, was heralded by reaching out to the underprivileged in the society.

Mr Ganyaglo said the Anniversary Planning Committee and the VRCC deemed it fit to replicate this generosity even in his absence to depict some of his revered legacies for all to emulate.

He urged all and sundry to celebrate the life of the late President Mills as the country marked the first anniversary of his demise and to show affection to ones neighbour.

The deputy regional minister said the government would build more special schools in the country, and appealed to special-needs teachers to guide and make special students useful citizens for the country.

The Reverend Sister Emmanuella Ofosu, Assistant Headmistress of the School, thanked the two institutions for their gesture, which she described as “going a long way to ameliorate some of the challenges of the institution.”

She pledged to use the donation for its intended purpose.

Source: GNA
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