The Okuapeman Drivers’ Union, Tema Station Branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has donated items worth GH¢12,000 to the Akropong School for the Blind.
The items included vegetable oil, bags of rice, washing powder, mackerel and tin tomatoes, bags of sugar, toilet rolls and loaves of bread.
The chairman of the Drivers’ Union, Kofi Afful presented the items at a brief event held at the forecourt of the school, which is located at Akropong in the Eastern region last Sunday.
He explained that the drivers offered money during their daily early morning devotional services at the Tema Station.
The chairman further expressed satisfaction about the cordial relationship that exists between the students and the various drivers who ply the Accra-Adukrom route daily.
He explained that physically-challenged students patronize their services during vacations, mid terms and re-opening of school.
Receiving the items on behalf of the school, the Assistant Headmaster, Joseph Atsu Homadzi said donation was timely and impressive.
Mr. Homadzi added that it would go a long way to supplement government feeding grant which he said was woefully inadequate.
The assistant headmaster also appealed to corporate bodies, groups and individuals, among others, to emulate the gesture of the drivers.
He reiterated that the physically challenged persons, especially the blind, need more support to achieve their dreams.
Mr Homadzi called on the public to encourage and recognize persons who have the ability to achieve a lot for themselves and nation when given the opportunity.
The First Trustee of the Okuapeman Drivers’ Union, Edward Okata told DAILY GUIDE in an interview that the union, which started from humble beginnings, now has 150 registered members.
He gave the assurance that the culture of supporting the vulnerable in society would be sustained by the members.
By Solomon Ofori