THE Queenmother of the Bekwai Traditional Council (BTI), Nana Adwoa Pinamang, has led some divisional queenmothers and market women to donate items to the Bekwai Centre of Destitute and Infirmary (CDI), to put smiles on the faces of the inmates.
The items included tubers of yam, vegetables, plantain, charcoal, wax prints, bags of rice and crates of eggs. Receiving the items, the manger of CDI, Mr. Akuoko Kwarteng Rahaman, thanked the delegation for coming to their aid, and promised them that the items would be used frugally in the home.
Mr. Rahaman appealed to other organisations to come to their aid, indicating that there was not a single subvention from the government the whole of last year to help run the home, which has three females and eleven males as inmates, effectively.
He stated that they had been on a borrowing spree, moving from one church to another, begging for money to buy food for the inmates. “We pay light bills on our own,” he said. He, however, appealed to the government to come to their aid to help run the home effectively and efficiently.
Meanwhile, the Omanhene of the Bekwai Traditional Area, Nana Karikari Appau II, has feted school children, heads of departments and members of the Bekwai Traditional Council, as part of end of year activities. The Omanhene called for dedication on their part towards the development of the area.