Qatar Charity, yesterday, formally opened their Ghana regional office at East Legon – one of many across the globe.
The charity, as a leading non-governmental organisaion, is set to render humanitarian services to Ghana with which it has links through partnerships dating back to two decades.
The Gender Minister Otiko Djaba was represented by a director of the ministry who expressed government’s delight at the establishment of the Qatar Charity offices in the country.
She pointed at the government’s social interventions such as the School Feeding Programme which is being expanded so many more kids could go to school.
The current coverage of 1.3 million school children would be raised to 3 million when the government’s expansion programme is completed, she said.
The Qatar Charity is a complex non-governmental organization with branches in 25 countries across the world and has 70 local partners.
It was glaring that the charity has already employed some Ghanaian youth in their East Legon office, a heartwarming piece of news.
Sheikh Mustapha Ibrahim, a man credited with the construction of many mosques and the sinking of wells across the country using funds from an assortment of NGOs in Arab countries, told the audience who graced the function that the Qatar Charity had partnered him for the past twenty years.
It is common to see the logo of the charity on mosques whose construction they contributed to all over the country.
Present at yesterday’s function were a member of the Council of State, Alhaji Aminu Amadu, the Northern Regional Minister, Information Minister Mustapha Hamid, Prof Walter Alhassan, former Director General of the Council of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR).
The management of the charity honoured a number of personalities; among them the Council of State member, Alhaji Aminu Amadu and Hajia Samira Bawumia.
By A.R. Gomda