Some residents and well wishers of Nabango community in the Kassena Nankana west District of the Upper East region have mobilised resources to show love and concern to the aged and the weak in the area by providing them with food and other support.
The aged who are from 60 years and above gathered at one place to receive the support in a happy mood which has been missing in their old age for a while.
A member of the community support team, Patrick Atinsunga said,
“As residents and citizens from this community, we realised the need to at least appreciate the aged who are living without any support and also took advantage of today to celebrate them of their services to the nation. We as a group will do our possible best to ensure we reach out to them periodically and in time so they will not feel dejected and rejected,” he noted.
William Abittor, another member of the group encouraged the aged to be strong and help the youth and the upcoming adolescent to work with passion as they (aged) did during their active working days.
The beneficiaries expressed satisfaction and thanked the community support team for remembering them and appreciating their contributions to society.
The beneficiaries appealed to the ministry of Gender, Children and smSocial Protection to extend the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty ( LEAP) to them to aid them in solving their issues.
The LEAP provides cash and health insurance to extremely poor households across Ghana to alleviate short-term poverty and encourage long term human capital development.
A single beneficiary takes GH₵64 monthly while two and three beneficiaries in a household take GH₵76 and GH₵88 respectively.
Dr. Joseph Ayimbila who was the Guest of Honour at the meeting was happy over the gesture and urged others in the community to come on board since government policies for the aged cannot solve all the problems of retirees.
By Mohammed Rabiu Tanko|U/E|Onuaonline.com