Okoe Vanderpuije, others donate to Rawlings Foundation supporting underprivileged persons

Okoe Vanderpuije, others donate to Rawlings Foundation supporting underprivileged persons

- Rawlings' Foundation receives undisclosed amount from MP and friends

- The former president thanked the delegation for their kind gesture

Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South constituency, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 led a delegation to donate to the Rawlings Foundation.

The legislator was joined by his junior brother Emmanuel Nii Ankrah Vanderpuije, Rev. Charles Ankamah Tetteh, Raymond Nii Quaye Kotey and Madam Esther Naa Amerley Vanderpuije.

The group presented an undisclosed amount to the Foundation to support underprivileged persons.

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The money was aimed at helping persons within the Foundation, who require assistance with health, educational and other basic needs.

Mr. Vanderpuije said he and his constituents want to extend a hand to the former president in his bid to support vulnerable people.

On his part, Rawlings thanked the delegation for their kind gesture towards his Foundation.

He noted that the contribution will be channelled to assist a retired police officer, Chief Supt Ben Mensah.

The ex-policeman is in serious need of support to undergo surgery for a knee cap replacement.

Rawlings said Chief Supt Mensah is one of few officers who dedicated most of his working life to the good of the country and faced some precarious situations during the revolutionary period. 

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He added that the cost of the surgery for the retired police officer is valued to be in excess of ¢65,000.

The former president, therefore, called on other institutions and NGOs to help support such vulnerable people.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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