- On Friday 22nd December, 2017, President Akufo-Addo was at Kyebi in the Eastern region to celebrate the Christmas season with children
- He was joined by the minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba and the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin
- The children were presented with several items such as maths sets, pens and pencils
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with the ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, dined with over 2000 children at Kyebi in the Eastern region.
In a report by mynewsgh.com, the event took place on Friday 22nd December 2017.
The party, is an annual event organized by the ministry to create the opportunity for the president and ministers of state to meet and interact with children as part of the festive season.
In attendance was the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin.
President Akufo-Addo expressed his appreciation to the ministry for taking the event to his hometown for the first time.
He stated that it was an honour for him to join the children to celebrate the season.
The children, who could not hide their joy, took the opportunity to have several photographs with the first gentleman of the land.
The president reiterated his government’s intent to end child marriage, child trafficking child abuse and all forms of sexual assault on children.
He further advised parents to pay attention to the welfare of their children.
The minister, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba, on her part, called on the children to take advantage of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme implemented by the government.
She further said that other social interventions such as the Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme, Free School Uniforms and the health insurance scheme are in place to help the children become responsible adults in future.
Okyehene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, on his part, praised the president for implementing the Free SHS programme.
He went ahead to encourage the parents to ensure that their children are in school.
The children received several items such as math sets, pens, pencils, school bags, toys, games, calculators, tooth brushes among others.
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