The National Lottery Authority (NLA) last week presented a chequeof GHC 10,000 to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP). The donation was in response to the ministry’s request to the NLA for support of the 2015 Christmas and New Year donations to the vulnerable and marginalized in our society.
Presenting the cheque, Mrs Maame Kesewaa Dolphin, Corporate Communications Manager of NLA said the authority was sympathetic to the vulnerable group such as orphans, the aged and the destitute.
She said this is the reason why the NLA is partnering with the MoGCSP to put smiles on to the faces of the vulnerable group who are some times left to their feet during the yuletide.
Mrs Dolphin said the donation also forms part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the NLA as an institution to help the underprivileged. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection thanked the NLA for the kind presentation of a cheque for GHS 10,000.00 in aid of the Ministry`s donations to the vulnerable persons in Ghana.
She said this will in no small way, support the Ministry`s drive to make life comfortable for vulnerable persons in Ghana.
Nana OyeLithur said the Christmas donations to vulnerable persons began this morning with a party for 500 kayaye at Mallam Atta market, adding, “They were also registered on the NHIS free of charge, we shall do similar event tomorrow at the Tema station.
She expressed appreciation to the NLA, adding that, this programme was in line with the ministry’s mission.
She said the gesture was also in conformity with the ministry’s social protection mandate for vulnerable persons and expressed the hoped that the items will ease the burden of each of the recipients.
She said the MoGCSP is committed to ensuring that all those people who need some attention during this festive season receive it.