Tamale, April 13, GNA – The Nayangnia Citizen Association in Tamale (NACAT) has donated quantities of consumable and non-consumable items to the Tamale Children’s Home at Nyohini as part of their humanitarian gesture to society.
The items include rice, soft drinks, biscuits, soaps and used clothes, which came from individual contributors of the Association.
Mr. Vincent Apuri, Chairman of the Association presented the items on Saturday.
The Nayangnia Citizen Association is one of the groups of the Kasena speaking people from Navrongo in the Upper East Region. They came together to form a loose confederation and consider themselves as brothers and sisters to solve their personal and collective interest. Mr. Apuri said the Association in the past had been rendering similar social services and urged them to continue supporting each other.
Madam Augustina Quarnoo, the Supervisor of the Tamale Children’s Home, who received the items, commended the Association for its support.
She complained that the home had many problems since its establishment in 1979, noting that water supply, inadequate electricity and lack of a fence wall had put the home at a disadvantage point and called for support.
The home is a government institution under the Department of Social Welfare with 25 children currently in their care with 19 staff.
She noted that the home received children through the Social Welfare Department and who must be given humanitarian support and care including education, health and parental care, adding that demand for abandoned children from the home had gained ascendancy.