God has not abandoned you …Duker assures widows
George Duker presenting cash to the widows
Member of Parliament for Tarkwa -Nsuaem in the Western Region, Mr George Mireku Duker, has feted 420 widows in the constituency, with the assurance that “God has not abandoned you.”
“As we pray this season, my wishes are that, there shall be no poverty, widowhood should not be about sorrows, let’s enjoy and show appreciation to God,” he prayed.
Mr Duker gave this assurance when he served the widows with food and drinks, and also gave them hampers each containing a piece of cloth, rice, cooking oil, beverages and cash on boxing day.
The yearly event, which was part of Mr Duker’s initiative to celebrate the Christmas and show care and love to the underprivileged and needy at Tarkwa -Nsuaem, was attended by guests including the Queen of Apinto Division, Nana Abena Boaduwaa II, and the Western Regional Director of Education, Mrs Felicia Agyeibea Okai.
Mr Duker said, the yearly event was a happy moment to thank God for His mercies, blessings and comfort for the widows.
He said that Christians had a duty to care for the society and also make the world a better place.
The MP encouraged the widows not to give up on God and that “through people He is caring for His children.”
“This occasion is not to remember your sorrows but to appreciate what God has done for us. Indeed, let’s remember that God cares for all of us. As we kneel and pray, we pray against poverty and hunger. Bestir yourselves, dance and thank God, forget about your pains,” he stressed.
Quoting biblical accounts of David, Mr Duker said God knew the weaknesses and hearts of everybody and never forgot His people and that “despite the global, regional, national or local economic and social challenges, He will do things in His own time and we know he can do it.”
The Municipal Chief Executive of Tarkwa -Nsuaem, Mr Benjamin Kesse, noted that, the event was tailored to promote the welfare of widows and the disadvantaged in society, adding that “ God has listened to your prayers.”’
“This is Christmas and we are promoting healthy life and growth. We pray that the next season will also be a blessing to us all. We also pray for longer life especially for Mr Duker”, he prayed.
Secretary of Widows Might Foundation, Beatrice Corangle , thanked Mr Duker for the yearly event which she described as a respite and joy to beneficiaries.
She said “ We seek God’s guidance and blessings for Mr Duker for what he is doing for widows in Tarkwa -Nsuaem.”
From Clement Adzei Boye, Tarkwa