The National Lottery Authority (NLA) yesterday donated GH¢ 5,000 to the Ghana Blind Union (GBU) towards educational programmes.
Presenting the money at a short ceremony, the General Manager for Security and Special Project of the National Lottery Authority, Lieutenant Colonel Yaw Dzotefe- Mensah (Rtd), said the gesture was part of their social responsibility to the needy.
According to him, they have been donating to the union for the past five years to support them in their educational sponsorship programme.
He said they were concerned about empowering the physically challenged through education for them to become useful in society.
Mr Dzotefe-Mensah expressed the hope that “someday, humanity will come to understand the fact that we can touch the world by doing little things that would change the life of one orphan, one individual, one human and one physically challenged”.
“May our benevolent donation give them hope that all is not lost and to put a smile on their faces and we hope that their little gifts would be appreciated and well cared for” he added.
The Executive Director of the GBU, Dr. Peter K. Obeng-Asamoa expressed his sincerest appreciation to the National Lottery Authority for the support they had been given the union over the years.
He pledged that the donation would be used to support the needs of the blind students.
Dr. Obeng-Asamoa appealed to the NLA and other organisations to support them with funds to run the secretariat.
By Jennifer Apprey