Caritas Ghana in partnership with Star Ghana Foundation on Saturday, May 2, 2020, donated an amount of GHS20,000 to facilitate the resettlement of families affected by the April 15th demolition exercise.
The gesture was presented to the affected 160 families comprising 630 slum dwellers by Mr. Samuel Zan Akologo executive secretary of Caritas Ghana in the company of Rev. Fr. George Ekow Mensah among other members in consonance with the Organisation’s charism.
Mr. Samuel Zan Akologo, President of Caritas Ghana explains that the exercise was geared towards helping the “vulnerable” who were adversely affected by the April 15 demolition exercise to restructure their lives.
He says, Caritas Ghana, with the support of Star Ghana Foundation, registered the affected victims and disbursed the amount to them in batches to facilitate their resettlement.
Meanwhile, Caritas Accra under the auspices of the Accra Archdiocese has also responded in various regards to help individuals and groups who have been greatly affected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ABOUT CARITAS GHANA
Caritas Ghana is a charity organization of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) and operates under the National Catholic Secretariat, the implementing arm of the Bishops’ Conference established in 1960. Throughout Ghana, there are twenty dioceses and four Directorates: Social Development, Education and Religious Education, Health and Governance, Justice, and Peace.
Caritas Ghana works in the following thematic areas namely; Social Development, Livelihood promotion, Social services, Promotion of Social and Environmental Justice, Public Policy Advocacy, Promotion of Pro-poor policies and Action Research.
Work on public policy advocacy on behalf of the poor and the promotion of the common good is central to Caritas Ghana. One example is its effort to include the ‘Right to Health’ in the National Constitution Review. Caritas Ghana expands the frontiers of its work to influence public policy which will leverage opportunities for vulnerable and excluded groups and individuals in line with Catholic social teaching. For this purpose, Caritas Ghana implements strategic dialogue meetings with key state and non-state agencies like the Parliament of Ghana, Government Ministries and decentralized agencies, Office of the President, and National and Local Civil Society Organizations.