A delegation from the Ablekuma South constituency led by MP Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has presented an undisclosed sum of money to the Rawlings Foundation toward supporting underprivileged persons who require assistance with their health, education and other basic needs.
Making the presentation on Tuesday, 30 April 2019, Mr Vanderpuije said he and some of his constituents recognised the challenges the former president faced in supporting many vulnerable persons who seek his assistance regularly and, so, decided to join forces to support the foundation’s work.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings, who received the contribution, thanked the delegation for their kind gesture and indicated that he will direct the contribution to assist a retired police officer, Chief Supt Ben Mensah, who needs assistance for a kneecap replacement surgery.
The former president said Chief Supt Mensah, amongst a few others, had dedicated most of his working life to the good of the country and faced some precarious situations during the revolutionary period. He disclosed that the cost of the surgery is valued at GHS65,000 and called on other well-meaning personalities and institutions to contribute toward it.
Apart from Mr Vanderpuije, the other members of the Ablekuma South delegation comprised Rev. Charles Ankamah Tetteh, Mr. Raymond Nii Quaye Kotey, Madam Esther Naa Amerley Vanderpuije (Madam Indomie) and Mr. Emmanuel Nii Ankrah Vanderpuije, a junior brother of the MP.