A beneficiary receiving her cash donation
MORE than 1,100 underprivileged residents of Mepe in the Volta Region have received cash donations from businessman and philanthropist, Alhaji Seidu Agongo, to cushion them against the devastating impact of the Akosombo Dam spillage.
Each of the 1,158 aged, single mothers, widows and persons with disabilities received a minimum of GH¢200 from the founder of the Class Media Group (CMG), as part of his and the group’s charity efforts aimed at alleviating poverty from society.
The beneficiaries received the cash amounts last Friday at a special donation exercise held at the Royal Masito Palace at Mepe.
It was a spectacle of joy and excitement for each of the beneficiaries, who included students, as they took turns to receive their share after which they heaped praises on Alhaji Agongo and the CMG for coming to their aid.
The exercise was jointly organised by the CMG and the Mepe Development Association, under the auspices of the Manklalo of Mepe Traditional Area and guest of honour, Torgbe Korsi Nego VI.
In a speech read on behalf of Alhaji Agongo, the business development manager of CMG, Agyemang Oppong Peprah said the exercise cost more than GH¢231,000.
He said the gesture was to help residents recover from the flooding and its effects.
“I am a product of difficulty, and with it came the lesson that the essence of our existence is not what we achieve ourselves, but how we help others achieve their goals,” he said, adding that, “As your brothers and sisters across the country, we deeply share in the pain and frustrations that these floods inflicted on you and your livelihoods.”
Torgbe Nego VI, who graced the occasion with his subjects, was full of praise for Alhaji Agongo and the CMG which comprises CTV, Accra FM, Class FM and Ho FM.
“We thank you for coming to our aid, we are very grateful to Alhaji Agongo and we are grateful to the Class Media Group,” he said.
An octogenarian beneficiary, Adayo Fiawoyife, said she did not only lose her farm, which is her main source of livelihood, but returned home after the flood to meet the debris of her collapsed house.
“I thank him (Alhaji Agongo) and I pray that God blesses him for his good heart and help him to get more, so he can support people like us,” she said.
An 83-year-old retired teacher, Madam Patience Gli, who is currently housing five families in her less affected apartment, was also awed by the gesture and quantum of money given out by Alhaji Agongo.
“I didn’t know Ghanaians can be that generous. God richly bless him and others for the support,” she remarked.
Present at the event included traditional leaders of Mepe, the business development manager of CMG, Mr. Agyemang Oppong Peprah, among others.
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