Comrades Club launched at Asasetre
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that seeks to promote the welfare of its members across the country, The Comrades Club (TCC), has been launched at Asasetre in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.
Speaking at the launch which was held on Saturday, April 9, the founder of TCC, Mr Mathias Bonzo Ewereko, said the living standards of people at the rural areas were of great concern to him, hence the establishment of the welfare support system to members across the country, “especially those at the grassroots.”
He stated that it was only appropriate that TCC was launched in his birth home of Asasetre “since charity they say, begins at home.”
Explaining the sustainability of the TCC, Mr Ewereko indicated that members were going to pay little contributions as dues, “out of which they would gain access to interest-free loans to set up their businesses, pay for their hospital bills and school fees for their wards, among other pressing needs.”
He added, however, that a seed capital would be made available to every branch of TCC across the country.
Chief of Asasetre, Nana Gyan Kpanyili II, who was the chairman at the event, lauded the initiative and encouraged his people to join the TCC.
He was delighted that the TCC founder, a son of Asasetre, decided to come home to launch what he described as “a brilliant idea,” emphasising that the chiefs and people of Asasetre were solidly behind the vision.
“This is a magnificent dream and a brilliant idea which must be embraced by all,” he stressed.
Other speakers at the event were Listowell Nana Poku, Baah Acheamfour and Nana Bobbie Ansah, who called on the youth of Asasetre and the country at large to seize the opportunity of TCC to better their welfare.
BY JOHN VIGAH