President John Dramani Mahama has made a donation of assorted items to two children homes in the Tamale metropolis.
The items included 20 bags of rice and 40 cartons of mosquito spray for equal distribution to the Nyohini and Anfaani children homes.
Also, eight selected Mosques in the Tamale Metropolis including the Central, the Ambariya, Masjidul-Bayan, the Nyohini, Kukuo, Tamale Polytechnic and the Tamale Teaching Mosques each received a set of amplifiers, speakers and microphones.
Some deserving 10 Arabic students who excelled creditably during this year's Tafsir Radio competition were honoured with DVD players and decoders.
The Executive Officer of Dolan Ayana Company Limited, Alhaji Ayana Yakubu delivered the items on behalf of the President. He encouraged the wealthy in society to emulate the President's
example by helping the destitute to survive.
“This is meant to put a smile on the faces of these orphans who need our support in society; it is not by their might that they are here and this explains why we need to extend a helping hand to them especially during festive occasions like this."
In view of the global challenges, Alhaji Ayana emphasized the need for Muslim parents to invest in their children's education to enable them live beyond reproach.
He further added his voice to numerous calls for peaceful co-existence before, during and after the December 7 general elections.
“We in this part of the country particularly the youth of Tamale have to comport ourselves during this electioneering campaign season.”
He nonetheless thanked government for putting in place measures intended to make the 2012 Hajj a trouble free exercise.
"We commend government for announcing that prospective Pilgrims from the northern territory would be airlifted at the Tamale Airport to Accra for onward travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; this opportunity has been long overdue and we praise President Mahama for his foresight."
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline.com/Ghan a