A delegation from the Ablekuma South constituency led by Member of Parliament, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has presented an undisclosed amount to the Rawlings Foundation towards supporting underprivileged persons who require assistance with health, educational and other basic needs.
Making the presentation on Tuesday, Mr. Okoe Vanderpuije said he and some of his constituents recognized the challenges the former President faced in supporting many vulnerable persons who seek his assistance regularly and decided to join forces to support the foundation’s work.
Former President Rawlings who received the contribution, thanked the delegation for their kind gesture and indicated he will direct the contribution to assist a retired Police officer, Chief Supt Ben Mensah, who needs assistance for a knee cap replacement surgery.
The former President said Chief Supt Mensah amongst a few others had dedicated most of his working life to the good of the country and faced some precarious situations during the revolutionary period. He disclosed that the cost of the surgery is valued to be in excess of ¢65,000 and called on other well-meaning personalities and institutions to contribute towards some of the painful causes.
The Ablekuma South delegation comprised Mr. Okoe Vanderpuije, Rev. Charles Ankamah Tetteh, Mr. Raymond Nii Quaye Kotey, Madam Esther Naa Amerley Vanderpuije (Madam Indomie) and Mr. Emmanuel Nii Ankrah Vanderpuije, junior brother of the MP.