1,500 widows in Asante Mampong and adjoining communities have received some items and undisclosed amount of money to make them feel a part of society, to put smiles on their faces and encourage them to trust in God.
This was made possible by a philantropist Yaw Amponsah Marfo, who hails from the Mampong Traditional Area in collaboration with the Mampong Traditional Council.
The emotional toll of losing a spouse is incalculable. Unfortunately, bereavement is not the only trouble that death brings and it may not even be the most lasting. The surviving spouse often must deal with significant financial as well as personal losses.
While this can impact negatively on both sexes, women suffer the most as the economic impact falls disproportionately on them.
It is in this respect a Philantropist, Mr. Yaw Amponsah Marfo with support from the Asante Mampong Traditional Council extended humanitarian relief to 1,500 widows in Asante Mampong and adjoining communities.
The gesture took place at the forecourt of the Amaniampong Silver Stool Palace, the traditional seat of Mamponghene, Daasebre Osei Bonsu.
The items presented to the widows included rice, live birds, wax print and an undisclosed amount of money. Beneficiaries were from Asante Mampong, Ejura, Kofiase, Jamasi, Ninting, Asaam, Beposo and Nsuta.
Widows from other regions have benefitted from a similar gesture from Mr. Yaw Amponsah Marfo.
The event also witnessed the handing over of a 31-seater Hyundai Universe Bus to the Mampong Traditional Council.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed their deepest appreciation for the support.
Mamponghemaa, Nana Agyakoma Difie commended Mr. Marfo and his wife for their immense contribution towards the development of Asante Mampong and its environs.
The Member of Parliament of the area, Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong urged residents home and abroad to emulate the development and humanitarian efforts of Mr. Marfo.
Mr. Yaw Amponsah Marfo for his part, said the initiative is a divine call by God to support widows and the needy in society.
He used the occasion to caution drivers particularly VIP bus drivers to limit their speed to avoid unnecessary road crashes during the yuletide and especially this harmattan season.
Mamponghene, Daasebre Osei Bonsu thanked Mr. Marfo for the bus for the Traditional Council and gave an assurance that the vehicle will be properly utilized.