Ghanaian dancehall musician, Emmanuel Andrews Samini, known in entertainment parlance as Samini, has put smiles on the faces of some lepers and elderly people in Accra.
The artiste on Friday donated a total of about 50 solar-powered lamps to the Weija Leprosarium and Help Aged Ghana, two non-governmental organisations. The donation was part of activities to mark his 10th anniversary and to commence the ‘Samini Foundation Light A Million Lives Project’ which will witness the distribution of one million solar lamps to underprivileged groups across the country.
Presenting the items, Samini, formerly known as Batman, stated that the donation was a way of thanking Ghanaians for the enormous support that they have rendered and continue to render to him in the course of his career.
He said; “It is my own way of giving back to Ghanaians for their support towards my career over the years. They have been nice to me and I feel there is the need for me to return the hands of time.”
The dancehall guru noted that the multipurpose lamps which have the ability of charging mobile phones were to save the beneficiaries from the bitter experiences of the constant power outages in the country.
According to him, “they are to as well help in reducing their electricity bills, thereby enabling them to save some monies for other expenses.”
He disclosed that plans were far advanced for the Samini Foundation, which was unveiled a couple of weeks ago in Accra, to replicate the gesture across the country, “and to set up an assembling plant to produce these lights in the country.”
He noted that such a plant would equally create jobs for Ghanaian youth.
The beneficiaries of the benevolent gesture thanked the multi-award winning singer and urged others to follow suit.