Managers of orphanages urged to be honest
Agona Jacobs(C\R), Nana Obeng Enyan III, Asomakwahene of Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, has appealed to managers of orphanages in the Central Region to be honest in the usage of items donated for the upkeep of the orphans.
She said currently 23 out of 30 homes have been closed down in the Region due to mismanagement and the remaining seven had been given recognition by the Government.
The management of the closed-down orphanages lacked transparency and truthfulness and as such diverted items donated by individuals and organisations for the upkeep of the orphans for other purposes, she said.
Nana Enyan, also Adontenhene of Gomoa Benso and the Manager of the Mother Care Orphanage, made the appeal when she received items from the Central Regional branch of the Progressive Transport Owners Association (PROTOA) at Agona Jacobs in the Agona East District.
The items included five bags of rice, toiletries, bags of sachet water, and assorted soft drinks.
She said the mismanagement of some of the orphanages had made it extremely difficult for corporate bodies, individuals and philanthropists to support the homes.
Nana Enyan said her orphanage was facing financial difficulties due to the negative attitudes of managers of some of the homes.
She said a Toyota bus that was used to transport the children to and from schools and other programmes had broken down and appealed to philanthropists, well-to-do Ghanaians, corporate bodies, and non-governmental organisations to come to the aid of her orphanage.
She called on Ghanaians, especially residents of Gomoa, Agona Effutu and Awutu to assist the vulnerable children so that they could also become responsible adults in future.
Mr Yaw Fayah, the Central Regional Chairman of PROTOA, said the Executive and members of the Association decided to use their Christmas bonuses to support the orphans.
This is to put smiles on the faces of the orphans to enable them to feel loved, he said.
Mr Fayah appealed to drivers’ unions, corporate bodies, financial institutions, and individuals to donate generously towards the upkeep of vulnerable children.
Source: Ghana News Agency