The Bankroller of Accra based division one team; Uncle T United, Mr Isaac Tetteh on yesterday donated various items to the Tema SOS Village as an Easter gesture.
The items included 30 bags of rice, 15 gallons of cooking oil, 20 cartons of soft drinks and assorted products of the company.
He also donated many boxes of hand sanitizers and detergents to protect the children of the orphanage against the coronavirus.
The donation marked the 17th successive year that his company (T.T Brothers Limited) has made similar donation to the orphanage during the Easter period.
The Managing Director of TT Brothers Limited, Mr Isaac Tetteh, said the donation was to put smiles on the faces of the children, some of whom were orphans.
He gave the assurance that he would continue to support them.
“When I was a kid, my parents visited the Tema SOS on such occasions, shared whatever the family had with the children,” he said.
He said Easter – which marked the sacrifice by Jesus Christ to save mankind from sin – taught the human race to sacrifice and share to sustain life and relations.
Mr Tetteh said with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was time to show love to the children as they lived in isolation.
He commended the government for the measures it had taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease and asked all Ghanaians to support the move.
“COVID-19 is not a respector of persons, no matter their status in society or where they live. I, therefore, urge all Ghanaians to adhere to social distancing and hand washing protocols to prevent them from contracting the disease”
He said COVID-19 was real and spreading fast and killing people in other countries.
He therefore advised people in vulnerable communities like Chorkor and Bukom in Accra to take the disease seriously.
The SOS Children’s Alternative Care-Co-ordinator, Mr Eric Duodu, who received the items on behalf of the village, thanked the company for the gesture and expressed the hope that other benevolent organisations would emulate TT Brothers Limited during the restriction of movements to prevent the spread of the disease.
He said prices of food had shot up as result of the restrictions and this had affected their budget.
“For instance, the price of gari has increased from Ghc7 to GHC25,” he said, and appealed to benevolent organisations to support them to take care of the 88 children presently in their custody.
Source: Evans Boateng