Businessman Supports Widows And Needy

A businessman and a contractor, Mr. Victor Gadri, has asked churches, pastors and church leaders to put in place a comprehensive welfare system for the vulnerables, especially the physically challenged, widows and the aged in the churches.

He said just as the churches were able to establish welfare packages for their pastors, deacons and leaders, they should be able to put together similar interventions for the vulnerables in their churches.

Mr. Gadri, himself a Senior Presbyter at the Victory Congregation, Dunkwa District, made these observations when he donated food items to widows, persons with disability and the needy last week Monday at Dunkwa-On-Offin.

The items included 200 bags of rice, 200 cartons of edible oil and sardines valued at some GH¢ 40,000 00.

He started the annual charity program about twenty years ago.

Mr. Gadri who is a general contractor and also into small scale mining, emphasized that the churches must set aside a special budget for the less privileged in their congregations as a matter of priority and added that it was the only way God would be pleased with their deeds.

He also suggested that government should consider imposing taxes on the churches and use such revenues to establish a fund or foundation to take good care of orphans, widows, physically challenged and the aged.

Nana Akrade II, Chief of Gwira Banso who is also the Nifahene of Gwira said he was impressed with the gesture by Mr. Gadri appealed to well to do people in the society including his fellow traditional leaders to help support the course of the needy.

He also admonished everybody who is blessed materially in one way or the other, to see it as a responsibility to give back to society, especially the areas from which they hail.


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