The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has advocated support for institutions in the country offering care and support to the less-privileged in the society due to their role in nurturing and developing the skills and potential of such people in the the country.
He explained that due to the enormous role such institutions play, there was the need to create a congenial atmosphere to enable them to render the best of care for all persons under such institutions.
Mr. Spio-Garbrah said this when he presented a number of items to the New Life International Children’s Home at Ansapatu, a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The items included bags of rice, sugar, gallons of cooking oil, toiletries, tins of milk, beverages and crates of eggs among others.
It formed part of his contribution towards supporting the orphanage during the Easter festivities.
Mr Spio-Garbrah further stressed the need for the country to pay critical attention to institutions offering support to humanity despite the fact that such institutions were not under government subventions.
He commended management of the orphanage for their continuous efforts in providing the needed platform for the underprivileged to develop their potential to enable them to contribute their quota to national development.
On government programmes, Mr Spio-Garbrah said adequate programmes and policies had been instituted to promote investment being made to revive certain industries in the country.
He said the Komenda Sugar Factory, currently under construction, would employ the best practices that would help protect the investment being made by the state.
On salt production, he reiterated the government’s commitment towards the promotion of the salt industry in the country due to the immense benefits associated with the sector.
He further expressed the commitment of the government in liaising with appropriate quarters to introduce the e-radiation technology which would help preserve the shelf life of citrus and pineapple in the country.
The director of the home, Derrick Fletcher Gaisie, who received the items, expressed appreciation to Mr Spio-Garbrah for the presentation and pledged their commitment to use them for the intended purpose.
From David O. Yarboi-Tetteh, Cape Coast