Ambassador Edward Boateng, former Ghanaian Ambassador to China, in partnership with Ghana Association of Chinese Societies and Ghana Chinese Chamber of Commerce have donated 30-wheel chairs, 30 armpit clutches, 30 elbow clutches and 20 walking sticks to the Disabled Association of Ashanti Region.
The donation aims at celebrating New Year with the less privileged while indulging all Ghanaians to look beyond their immediate environment, families and comfort zones.
Presenting the items to the association, Ambassador Boateng said:
“For the second year running, I have chosen to celebrate the New Year with the Physically Challenged Association of Ashanti Region. As part of this year’s celebration, I have partnered with the Ghana Association of Chinese Societies and the Ghana Chinese Chamber of Commerce to put smiles on the faces of the members of this community.”
Ambassador Boateng said as the 2022 journey starts, members of the association should continue to hold steadfast to the Ghanaian society’s ideals of love, respect, honour and trust. “These are the ideas with which we can attain the development we all yearn for. It is never too late to aim for such and I admonish each and every one of us, to open themselves up to these ideals and together, build a Ghana Beyond Aid.”
The President of the Ghana Association of Chinese Societies & Ghana Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tang Hong said, “The physically challenged in society should not only be the charge of Government but also that of all well-meaning members of society. After all, anyone of us could find ourselves in this state one day. I am therefore riding on these words to charge and challenge other individuals, organizations and associations to join us in this noble task of celebrating the new year with the physically challenged and less privileged in our society”.
Receiving the items, the President of the Disabled Association of the Ashanti Region expressed his gratitude saying, “We thank you for coming aboard this noble charge. We hope in subsequent years, we shall do it even bigger than we have done today.