Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, the Member of Parliament (MP) elect for Ketu South Constituency, has organised a party for children at an orphanage called Providence Home.
The former Deputy Minister For Tourism And Creative Arts, earlier in the day visited the Ketu South Municipal Hospital to provide meals to all patients at the Children’s Ward, Female Ward and the new mother’s unit at the Maternity Ward.
The event, which formed part of the former Deputy Minister’s celebration of the Yuletide for children, saw the children of the orphanage and those from the community in their best dresses to eat, drink and make merry.
Madam Helen King, Founder of Providence Home, Aflao said she was inspired by the death of her father to establish the Home in 2001 to provide the needed support for needy children.
She thanked Madam Gomashie and other philanthropists for their support, which had kept the Home running.
She said through the support and donations, the Home had produced men and women who had been to tertiary levels and were working and contributing their quota to the nation’s growth.
“I’m just serving, you supporters of this Providence Home are the ones doing the work and so, I thank you.”
Madam Gomashie called on the children to focus on their books even in the COVID-19-induced school closure, saying only that could afford them a bright future to be in positions to extend helping hands to others one day.
“I am grateful to Mama Helen for taking up this cause to provide a home and support to the needy. I’ll always do my best to support in my small way to ensure this home doesn’t lack.
I urge you all children to always wash your hands frequently and avoid crowding together because COVID-19 is still with us. Importantly, we know schools are closed because of COVID-19 but your books are not. Make time for your books, read them and I hope that you’ll all grow into important persons in future.”
Dzifa Gomoashie is the first female to represent the Ketu South constituency in the Ghana’s parliament on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC.
She polled 84,664 votes out of a total of 100,617 valid ballots to win a seat that has been held by the NDC since 1992.
Her closest contender David Tiahno of the New Patriotic Party, NPP polled 14,904 votes
Her vote tally is a significant increase on the 48,723 votes current MP Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey had in 2016.
In 2012 Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey pulled 77,837 votes at the first attempt to enter into parliament on the ticket of the NDC.
Her victory signifies a new era for women in the Ketu South constituency.