Agona Oketsew widows receive support

Forty-one widows at Agona Oketsew in the Agona East District in the Central Region have been presented with items to help them take care of some of their basic needs.

The items, worth GH¢2,000, included rice, cooking oil and tins of sardines and tomato paste.

The presentation was made possible as a result of a collaboration between the Mbrantsehen of the town, Nana Kobina Nyarkoh I, and Mr Tim Davis, the Director of N’Jul Rest Stop.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Davis said the items were their widow’s mite towards their upkeep. 

He noted that though the women were very supportive of their husbands in the upkeep of the home, they were disadvantaged because of the death of the husbands and that they needed to be supported in order to take up “fatherly” responsibilities as well.

He urged the widows to come together and form an association so that they could be trained in some trade and be able to acquire entrepreneurial skills to engage in income-generating ventures.

He encouraged them to be strong, as there was hope for the future and also assured them of his continuous support.

Nana Nyarkoh encouraged the widows to be focused and engage in businesses that would help them to lead decent lives in the absence of their husbands since they had the capacity to do better without their husbands.

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