A former Tertiary Education Students Confederacy (TESCON) President of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and native of the Akim Achiase Constituency has donated valuable items and an appreciable amount of money to widows within the constituency.
Samuel Okyere Donkor, a businessman and lawyer living abroad, disclosed that he was very concerned about the plight of widows and wished to help them more, but since he doesn’t have much to take care of all their needs, he would continue to do his best to help ease the burdens on them.
Touching on what motivated him to embark on the donation, Mr. Okyere Donkor disclosed his interest in supporting widows and partaking in other social intervention programmes as a means to alleviate hardships among the people.
He reiterated that the government cannot bear all the burdens of Ghanaians, and for that matter, he has taken the step of initiating such relief support for people who are disadvantaged in society.
He also applauded the government, under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the implementation of the Free Senior High School programme, which goes a long way to alleviate some of the burdens of these widows.
These programmes, according to Mr. Okyere, are very essential, since they help in development, adding that he would contribute his quota to support the good cause of the President, especially the One District, One Factory (1d1f) programme which is expected to create jobs for the youth.
Widows in African communities have suffered much humiliation over the years, as families of their deceased partners accuse them of causing their deaths, of which Ghanaian widows are not left out.
They, most of the time, find it difficult to look after their wards, since there is no help from anyone, be it the government or their deceased partners’ families, which leads to the children becoming a nuisance in the community they belong to.