Yawhima (B/A), May 14, GNA – The Founder of Compassion is Love in Action (CILIA) Children’s Home, the Reverend Mrs Charlotte Osei Kwateng has expressed appreciation to Mr Yaw Amponsah-Marfo for donating a 35-seater Asia Cosmos vehicle to the Home.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Friday at Yawhima in the Sunyani Municipality, Rev Mrs. Kwateng said Mr Amponsah-Marfo, the owner of Yesu Dea Bus Company, a subsidiary of VIP Transport Company Limited presented the vehicle among a quantity of items valued at more than GHC150,000.00 recently to the inmates of the Home.
The items included; assorted soft drinks, boxes of bottled water, bags of rice and sugar, boxes of biscuits, milk, Milo and confectioneries, boxes of detergents and toiletries and about 50 pieces of live fowls.
She said the vehicle had brought ‘a great relief’ to the Home because it had not had its own means of transport since the formal commencement of in 2006 with four inmates.
Rev Mrs. Kwateng said the Home currently had 36 inmates who were now in the basic, secondary and tertiary institutions, saying the youngest inmate is a year old and the eldest is also 19 years.
She said hitherto, conveying the inmates to public educative functions even in Sunyani was a big burden, but now because of the bus they could be conveyed to places of educational and entertaining interest to broaden their social and academic knowledge.
Mrs Kwateng said despite the availability of the bus, the Home still needed a smaller vehicle like a Nissan or Toyota four-wheel drive double-cabin pick-up to facilitate its day-to-day management and administrative works.
She therefore appealed to philanthropists, local and international charitable organisations and corporate institutions to come to the aid of the Home. GNA
By Christopher Tetteh, GNA