|Pst Adjei (R) presenting items to Ms Quainoo (L)|
The Head Pastor of Christian Mission Dunamis Church Tamale, Rev. Isaac Adjei has called for stiffer punishment to be preferred against men who irresponsibly neglect women after impregnating them.
According to him, such behavior on the part of most men had caused many women to end their lives or abandon their children and run away to face life elsewhere. Many of the Ghanaian children found on the streets of Accra and Kumasi are victims of parental neglect with most of them taking to armed robbery, prostitution and kayaye among others.
Rev. Adjei gave the warning when the Youth Ministry of the Dunamis Church embarked on clean up exercise at the Tamale Children's Home. The Exercise which was supported by the Zoomlion Ghana Limited was part of activities marking the week-long Annual Youth Celebration.
The Celebration was under theme: "The Youth Arise- the work is done". The joyous youth together with Rev. Isaac Adjei and his wife, Mrs. Georgina Adjei cleaned every corner of the Home, mobbed the hostels, drained all gutters for free flow of waste waters, weeded the compound and burnt the bushes.
The Youth Ministry also made a special donation to the inmates at the Home which was supported by Coca-cola Ghana Limited. Touched by the plight of the innocent children at the Home who were between four months and eighteen years old, Rev. Adjei called on the society, individuals and the government to help upgrade the facilities at the Tamale Children's Home to ensure the proper upbringing of the kids.
He however commended the Supervisors of the Home for taking proper care of the children. The President of the Christian Mission Dunamis, Ms. Vida Afriyie who led the group advised young ladies to desist from always losing their dignity and pride to some irresponsible men who ended up ruining their future. Saying, "As young ladies we need to live consecrate lives, wait upon the Lord until the men come and traditionally, religiously and legally asked for their hands in marriage before going to bed with them.
Ms. Afriyie appealed to the young ladies to rather pursue their education and become self-reliant so as to make them qualify for the carrying, loving and responsible men. The Dunamis Youth President explained however that the clean up exercise and the donation were done in accordance with the Church's principles to support the needy or the vulnerable in society in order to encourage and bring them closer to Christ Jesus.
The Supervisor of the Tamale Children's Home, Madam Augustina Quainoo congratulated the Youth Ministry of Christian Mission Dunamis for the show of care and support given to the children. She complained about encroachment and open defecation on their land by the nearby residents which she said exposed the children to so many diseases and dangers.
Madam Quainoo therefore called for support all to fence the land. She also complained about the high electricity and medical bills. According to her, the Home is on prepared meter and could sometimes stay in darkness for weeks when they run out of credit and did not have money to purchase. She said most of the children's are not on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and that the ineffectiveness of the scheme had made it quite difficult for the authorities at the Home to pay their medical bills.