The Akwadum Christian Village, an orphanage in the New Juaben North Municipality of the Eastern Region, was turned into a temporary worship centre, as orphans and their caregivers sung religious songs amidst fervent prayers for Philip Twum Yeboah.
This happened when Philip Twum Yeboah, an aspiring Member of Parliament (MP) for the New Juaben North Constituency on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), decided to celebrate his birthday with the Village.
He donated bags of rice, boxes of soaps, buckets of detergents, soft drinks, diapers, bottles and sachet of drinking water among others to the children.
Speaking to a cross-section of media practitioners in the Eastern Regional capital, the birthday celebrant who was accompanied to the village by his family described the reception as awesome and emotional.
He disclosed that the gesture of the children had taken him to another level of school of life, whilst he charged the kids to take their lives seriously in order to improve their standard of living.
To him, a vision was better understood at the end and not the beginning, and it was, therefore, refreshing for the children to cherish themselves as there was hope and a brighter future for them.
He urged them to take their education seriously as it would enable them to become independent, confident, and courageous, adding that it also helped to realise true potentials, sharpening critical skills and giving more opportunities to younger people.
The New Juaben North parliamentary aspirant, who is a native of Koforidua Oyoko, is a Phd candidate in Management and Strategy at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
He holds the following qualifications to his credit, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Coast, an Msc in Industrial Finance and Investments from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Leadership from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).
He is a Certified Financial Consultant and a member of a host of professional bodies including CIMA, IoD-G, IIA, CFC-USA, IFA MIPA UK.
He is currently a LLB final year student of the University of London.
As part of his contributions towards addressing the relatively poor economic environment within the constituency, Mr. Twum Yeboah has provided agriculture machines to lower the burden for small and medium scale farmers.