Ghanaians have been admonished not to depend on government to offer their support to the disadvantaged in society.
According to the Founder and National Director of the International Christian Cooperative Ministries (ICCM), Bishop David Ofosuhene, the public should not overlook the sufferings of the needy hoping that government would come to their aid.
Bishop Ofosuhene who is also the Board Chairman of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Network in Ghana said this during the launch of this year’s Orphan Sunday Celebration which is celebrated in either the first or second week of every November.
In collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare, the Orphan Sunday is observed to see to the welfare of orphans since 2013.
During the week, donations are made to deprived individuals. Some of the items donated include school uniforms, clothing, footwear, educational materials, payment of school fees, etc.
Bishop Ofosuhene said government’s support alone cannot help improve the living standards of the poor and therefore “we should not depend on government in helping the poor, the needy, disadvantaged, prisoners and the like.”
“Churches, philanthropists, and all mankind should seek God’s heart. By that we can be compassionate,” he admonished.
Thirty going school children, Bishop Ofosuhene said received various forms of support during this year’s celebration.
Bishop Ofosuhene said the ICCM would also go to the aid of the La Nkwantanan Municipal Assembly with items to help the Assembly improve its operations as part of its subsequent activities.
Since 1997, the ICCM under the leadership of Bishop Ofosuhene has been undertaking outreaches including evangelism and supporting school-going individuals across the country.
The Non-governmental Organization has dedicated its new office to enable it to expand its scope of activities.
Currently, it has its presence in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, and Eastern Regions.