A local radio station in the Techiman Municipality, Classic FM, has presented assorted items worth over GH¢50,000.00 to widows, widowers and orphans on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Techiman and its environs.
The annual event dubbed ‘Agyanka Bewe Akoko’ formed part of the station’s humanitarian gestures to widows and orphans in the community to put smiles on their faces during the Christmas festivities.
All widows and orphans converged at the forecourt of the station to receive their freebies.
The items donated to the over 700 widows and orphans included fowls, bags of rice, cooking oil, assorted drinks, clothes and many others.
A couple of the widows who could not hide their excitement over the kind gesture done them and heaped lots of thanks and blessings on the radio station for putting smiles on their faces during this festive season.
“I must say I’m pleasantly surprised by Classic FM, the station has really made me happy. This is the period during which I would have remembered my husband dearly as he would have bought myself and the children a lot of gift and make our Christmas celebration very fun. Classic FM has done exactly that for me and my children. God richly bless you.” A widow said in joy.
Another widow noted, “had it not been Classic FM, I just didn’t know how I was going to celebrate this Christmas, I’ve been given a cloth to sew, a fowl to kill and eat, cooking oil to cook food, what else could I have asked for? May the Almighty look at what you’ve done for us and reward you bountifully.”
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the station, who doubles as the Twafohene of Techiman Traditional Council, Nana Afena Nketia II, advised the widows to eschew sorrow and bitterness resulting from the loss of their spouses and think about how to continue with their lives as well as take care of their children and families.
The events coordinator for Classic FM and multiples award winning broadcaster, Oheneni Ama Korankye, popularly referred to as Adazoa said the station would undertake such presentations every year, and appealed to families to avoid the habit of maltreating widows and widowers and rather give them moral, financial and other forms of support to enable them to live comfortably.
She called on corporate bodies, religious groups, non-governmental organizations and philanthropists to complement the station’s effort at providing the needs of the people since the station alone could not provide all the needs of society.
Classic FM expressed its gratitude to individuals and organizations for their supports towards the event.
Below are pictures from the event:
Story: Eric Nana Prekoh / Ghanaguardian.com