The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has cut the sod for the construction of an ultramodern boys dormitory and kitchen at the Nyohani children’s home of the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region.
The Church intended to provide the needed facelift of the facility after its attention was drawn to the devastating state of the facilities.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, president of the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints Africa West area, Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, while sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ stated, “this is not an easy work. In fact, it is very difficult, but when like minded people work together you can accomplish miracles,” he said.
He said the Church is working closely with its Muslim neighbors to bring peace to the land and take care of the children.
In his remarks, general authority seventy and first counselor of the church, Elder Alfred Kyungu expressed his joy in seeing the smiles on the children’s faces, saying, “we want to help make the lives of these children better. We know that when we love and help our neighbors, then, we are showing our love for our Heavenly Father.”
On his part, the Mayor of Tamale Sule Salifu, whose speech was read on his behalf, commended the leadership of the church for initiating such a project to address infrastructure challenges of the home.
Nyohani Children’s Home provides shelter for abandoned children in the northern region. Currently they serve children from the age of three weeks to teenagers. The Children’s Home is faced with a series of challenges including infrastructure, good drinking water, a fence wall to protect the children from traffic, vehicles, lack of funding to feed the children and provide proper staffing, among others.
In a related development, the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has presented a number of food items to the management of the Nyohani children’s home.
The items donated include, ten bags of rice, four gallons of cooking oil, six cartons of mackerel, ten bags of sugar, two bags of millet, two bags of beans, four boxes of tomatoes, thirteen boxes of spaghetti, seven boxes of frozen chicken and a bag of salt.
The acting Manageress of the home, Madam Sarah Sulemana, who could not hide her joy after receiving the items on behalf of the children, thanked the leadership of the church for the kind gesture.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana