Poppy Fund: Akufo-Addo, Bawumia Donate GH¢‎100,000 to Support Veterans and their Widows

Poppy Fund: Akufo-Addo, Bawumia Donate GH¢‎100,000 to Support Veterans and their Widows

  • President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia have contributed GH¢100,000 to the Poppy Fund
  • The cash amount will support the completion of the veterans' clinic under construction at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region
  • The vice-president urged all well-meaning Ghanaians to donate to the Fund to support the welfare of veterans and their widows

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, have donated GH¢‎100,000 to the Poppy Fund to support veterans and their widows.

The Fund was established by the Veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG) with the welfare of the veterans and their widows in mind.

The donation from the president and the vice president will support the completion of the veterans' clinic under construction at Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

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Akufo-Addo-Bawumia donate to Poppy Fund.
Photos of Akufo-Addo and Bawumia. Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/Stringer.
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Vice-President appeals for fund

Dr Bawumia, who launched the VAG's 2022 Appeal for Fund, in Accra, called on Ghanaians to support.

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To strengthen our appreciation of our gallant war veterans and support their welfare through the poppy, I appeal to the Ghana Education Service, National Commission for Civic Education, and the media, to assist VAG to popularise the significance of the poppy, he said, according to the GNA.

Completion of the clinic

Captain (Rtd) Ben Edmund Duah, the Executive Director, VAG, disclosed that the construction of VAG's clinic will be completed by March, next year.

The artificial poppy, which was adopted by the world in 1921 as a symbol of remembrance of the suffering and great sacrifices of soldiers during the First and Second World Wars, has since become a universal symbol.

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Bawumia Celebrates 59th Birthday with Cured Lepers

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia recently hosted a feast to commemorate his 59th birthday with cured lepers at his residence in Accra.

Dr Bawumia, who is the Life Patron of Lepers Aid Ghana, shared fond moments with the healed lepers on special occasions marking his birthday and festive seasons in the past.

Aside from the cured lepers, politicians and religious persons graced the vice-president's 59th birthday party on Friday, October 7.

In videos online, Dr Bawumia is seen serving guests at the occasion, where he was captured sporting an all-white outfit.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at YEN.com.gh as a human interest editor. You can reach him via nathaniel.crabbe@yen.com.gh.

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