Bolgatanga, Dec. 30, GNA – Mr David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police, as part of the Christmas celebrations, has provided packaged meals to over 500 street children in Bolgatanga.
Packaged meals of rice and chicken and sweet drinks were distributed to the street children, along the streets of Bolgatanga and the main lorry station.
The distribution was carried out by the Police Wives Association (POLWA) in the region.
Mrs Grace Afeyi, who spoke on behalf of the Association, said the exercise lasted for about two hours and the cost GH¢ 2, 700.00 was borne by the IGP and his wife.
She said Christmas is a season of showing love and happiness to all, especially children and the vulnerable in the society.
“It is for this reason that the IGP said he can’t celebrate the Christmas with his family alone, so he and his wife are donating these food and drinks to the street children”, Mrs Afeyi said.
She called on parents to take proper care of their children and enrol them in school so they could achieve their dreams.
On behalf of the Police Wives Association in the region, she thanked the Inspector General of Police for the gesture and appealed to the public to extend a helping hand to the needy in society.
Some of the children, who could not hide their joy, said “we thank you for the food given us”.
A 36 year old mother of twins who received the food for her children was overwhelmed and thanked the IGP and POLWA for the support.
“It hasn’t been easy for me and my children. What to eat daily has always been a challenge, so we rely on the alms we get from individuals. So we thank him [IGP] for the support”, she said.