- Ghanaian humanitarian and entrepreneur, Stacy Amewoyi, has called on the government to pay attention to orphans
- According to her a system that ensures care, protection and education of the orphans to the university level is rare in Africa
- She added that most of them end up on the streets as hackers and criminals
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Ghanaian humanitarian, Stacy Amewoyi, has raised concerns about the apparent neglect of orphans in the country.
According to her, hardly does an African orphan gets free tuition to the tertiary level and even get a job after school.
She went on to say that about 70 percent of them do not live by their own will as they are turned into punching bags and sex machines.
Amewoyi further reveals that the orphans’ future depends who becomes their caretakers.
Some of the children, she notes, go through the harshest of conditions and as a result of maltreatment and neglect, they often end up as hackers and armed robbers.
Amewoyi goes on to say that 95% of brilliant but needy orphans who really want to go to school have no means to do so.
She added that Ghanaians are ready to play important roles and they are therefore calling on the government and other stakeholders to wake up and give orphans a place they can call home.
Stacy, therefore, called for a system that works for orphans as it is done outside Africa.
She also advocated for a better society for orphans other than Sodom and Gomorrah and places in Agbogbloshie and Konkoma as she sees such places as no settlement for her people.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Stacy won two big awards in the United States. She was awarded for her tireless works of humanitarianism.
According to a news report, Stacy received her first big award as a Role Model. This was given during the 19th annual Ghanaian-Canadian Achievement Awards.
In another big surprise, Stacy bagged another award for Entrepreneurship Excellence as the 3G Author of the Year.
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It was at the 2019 installment of the annual 3G Awards for her bestselling book, The King's Choice.
YEN.com.gh also reported that Stacy donated some items to the needy in society.
Wearing a black top, red skirt, sporting shoes, and sunglasses, she was seen arranging them for distribution.
Information available suggests that she is in the United States of America but it is however not immediately clear where exactly the distribution would take place or who the beneficiaries are.
It is however believed that she is doing this under the auspices of her foundation, the Stacy M. Foundation.
In other news, the minister of lands and natural resources, Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh, has been involved in an accident, YEN.com.gh has learned.
He subsequently impounded the truck which smashed into his official vehicle as it was loaded with illegal lumber.
The incident occurred at Sunyani in the Bono region and it has since been reported to the police.
Per a report by Ghana Web, the accident occurred as the minister was returning from a trip in the region.
He chanced upon the truck, which has its registration number as AS4955E, heading from Dormaa to Yeji in the Bono East.
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