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Church of Jesus Christ of latter-Day Saint cut sod for construction of dormitory and kitchen at Tamale Children’s Home


The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-Day Saint has cut sod for the construction of an ultramodern boys’ dormitory and a kitchen for the Tamale Children’s Home. The decision to construct the new facilities according to the leadership was based on a need assessment it carried out in the home.

The church says providing decent facilities for the orphans was part of their humanitarian support before, during and after this year’s Christmas celebrations.

The church also donated food items to the Home. They include10 bags of rice, 4 gallons of cooking oil, 6 cartons of mackerel, 10 bags of sugar, 2 bags of Millet, 2 bags of beans, 13 boxes of spaghetti, 7 boxes of chicken and 4 boxes of tomato puree.

 The leadership before cutting the sod paid a courtesy call on the overlord Dagbon, Ndan Ya-Naa Abukari II at the Gbewaa palace in Yendi. The call informed him about the Light The World second edition series of activities in Tamale.

 Speaking at the ceremony, Area president of the Africa West Area Presidency, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Elder S. Gifford Nielson said though there are a lot of challenges in their quest to provide to the needy, togetherness with likeminded to light the world.

Elder S. Gifford Nielson , Area president of the Africa West Area Presidency, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

‘This work is not easy work, we face many challenges in life journey people, it is difficult and it is tough but when you come together with likeminded people, we can do miraculous things’ Elder Gifford Nielson stated.

The church, he added, is building the boys dormitory to provide decent accommodation so that the orphans can live decent lives to become what they aspire to in future. ‘It is my hope that the visible structure will be a source of pride and inspiration, a  symbol of hope, opportunities and excellence for all those who will use it’, he stressed.

Elder Gifford Nielson challenges all and sundry, especially community leaders and managers of the Home to ensure that the building when completed is kept nice and properly taken care of, in order that it will be buildings of ages. 

Metropolitan Chief Executive for Tamale, Mr Sule Salifu in a speech read on his behalf by the Coordinating Director, Mr Abdulai Mohammed Kennedy commended the church for intervening to take parts of the assembly’s responsibility.

He said, though the assembly is doing its best, the church intervention will go a long way to lessen the burden of the government. The coordinating director was particularly happy that the church accepted the mayor’s appeal to them to add the children Home to their activities and assured them of the authority’s support.

He appealed to the church to consider adopting the Home.  The chief of Nyohini Mahamadu Abdulai thanked the church for considering the orphans’ plight, especially accommodation and assured their support for smooth completion of the projects.

Acting Supervisor of the Home, Sarah Sulemana, said the home is committed to raising the quality of life of every child under their care to be responsible future leaders.

Sarah Sulemana, Ag. supervisor of the Home

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