Paramount chief of the Shai Traditional Council in the Greater Accra Region, Nene Odeopeor Martey Kodjo Ahwa IV has called for partnership between the community and developing partners in the fulfilment of key developmental projects.
Nene Odeopeor Kodjoe Awah IV, Paramount Chief of the Shai Traditional Area made the remarks during a speech read on his behalf by his representative, Mr. Seth Akwetey during Rite FM’s Feed and Clothe the Needy on Monday.
According to the paramount chief, the partnership between Rite FM and the Agape Church was ample testimony that the community would sooner than later see development from its development partners.
“We know what Rite FM and the Agape Church stand for and what they can do for our community. Once they are here with us, I know something is bound to happen and partnership in development will emerge between the community and their development partners,” he asserted.
The chief who cited the absence of toilet facilities as one of the key challenges confronting the community appealed to Rite FM and the Agape Church to partner the community to realize these needs of the people.
“Kordiabe has a number of priority projects that need support and sponsorship. Dominant among these projects is a good number of public toilets. We would be grateful if Rite FM in conjunction with the Agape Church will team up with the community to provide one,” he pleaded.
He described the arrival of Rite FM and the Agape Church as a divine plan or intervention that intends to teach the community to be kind to the aged, the needy, the disabled and the orphans who need help, adding that “the community must not be expectant of manna from heaven always.”
“I will urge all and sundry, particularly the vibrant youth who are the beneficiaries of the future to put their shoulders to the wheels and work hard to put the spirit of patriotism into any effort that aims at developing the town,” he admonished. “Our gathering here I believe, will mark the end of our slumber and give rise to self-rediscovery for the benefit of the present generation and the next to come.”
He took the opportunity to express profound appreciation to the station and its partners and donors for the show of love, peace and unity during the Easter festivities.
Rite FM’s 6th Feed and Clothe the Needy took place at Kordiabe on Easter Monday. The event is one of the radio station’s corporate social responsibility events that has been running for the past six years and the station thought there was no better time to show love to some of the needy in society than the Easter period.
Hundreds of beneficiaries, most of whom were the less privileged in society, headed back to their homes with a smile on their faces, a gift in their hands and full stomachs as the radio station treated them to a lavish event.
It was also a festival of exciting performances as entertainers took turns to thrill the patrons, most of whom were impoverished members of society.
The well-attended event was supported by volunteers from various sections of the society who assisted the staff of the station to dish out hot meals and drinks.
The event received massive support from partners of Rite FM and other benevolent organizations who donated towards the annual event.
A number of kind hearted individuals, organizations and institutions such as the Agape House Church contributed in cash and kind towards the success of the event.
Obviously, beneficiaries of the gesture expressed to Rite news how excited and connected to society they felt following the station’s visit to the area to celebrate Easter with them.