Alicia Evans, an American in-coming developmental Chief of Ahwerase-Akuapem, has donated food items to 30 widows in Ahwerase-Akuapem as part of her humanitarian services. The items were donated to the widows group on Boxing Day.
The donation, comprising rice, tomato paste, cooking oil and tinned fish were to help put smiles on the faces of the widows and their families.
According to Alicia, she hopes to do more of such donations to the needy in the community where she is scheduled to be enstooled as a queen mother come next year. Some of the people she basically intends to extend help to are women and children.
Receiving the items, the secretary of the group expressed their joy while appreciating Miss Alicia, and urged other well-meaning individuals to emulate the gesture. “We really appreciate our in-coming queen for the support; we hope to see more of this in times such as these since we do not see such gestures often.”
Presenting the items to the widows, Nana Agyei Brenya, Mmrantehene of Ahwerase, commended them for coming together as a united group, since that will attract the support of other corporate bodies to support them with such donations.
Nana Agyei, charged the widows to be more united and transparent in all their deeds, since that is what will push other people to have an interest in their affairs. “We won’t leave you, you are our mothers who have played some important roles in our community, and like your slogan says: ‘Widowhood is never a disease but the will of God’. I personally did not have any idea of your existence until we embarked on this project. We promise to engage you more to know your needs and see how best we can assist you from time to time.”
He further urged them to identify other widows who are not yet with the group, so they can also benefit from subsequent gestures.