The vice president of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, was at the 4th anniversary of Christ the King Soup Kitchen as the special guest of honor where he stated that everybody’s identity in the country is very important not excluding the street children. “The street children must register for the National ID cards” he said.
According to the vice president, he will issue to 500 street children National Health Insurance cards for free and commence the accommodation project for their training, feeding and upkeep.
H.E Mahamudu Bawumia, called on all to support the poor and the needy, “if you use your wealth to help others, you will definitely get a reward”, he said. For the good of our societies and the country Ghana, he admonished those who are capable of supporting the street children and the poor not to focus or use their wealth for material things only, but to reach out to others who are in need.
On Saturday 18th January 2020 the Christ the King Soup Kitchen celebrated its 4th anniversary at Christ the King Parish Hall.
The Soup Kitchen was founded by Very Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, SVD, the parish priest at Christ the King Catholic Church Cantonments, Accra on January 17, 2016 with the objectives to protect, provide and care for the homeless and the poor.
The Soup Kitchen is a wide-range holistic place to help re-integrate street children back to their families, provide shelter for those whose families cannot be traced, provide training to those who have the interest in learning skills. It also provides food, clothing and health care.
Very Rev. Fr. Campbell, SVD the founder of soup kitchen with the help of the Christ the King Parish Pastoral Council and volunteers have been able to provide the need of Soup Kitchen beneficiaries. They were able to provide National Health insurance cards to eighty (80) beneficiaries in 2019 and made sure they achieved their various careers in life. Some of the soup kitchen beneficiaries are under skills training at Potters Village, Royal Seeds, Street Girls Aid, whilst some are schooling and others working.
Soup kitchen had been of good service to the country for the past few years. They feed eighty (80) beneficiaries 3 times a day, take care of their school fees, shelter and other basic needs.
By Theresa Kpordzo
DEPSOCOM News, Accra