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Alpha Radio fetes 5,000 Orphans, Widows

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ABOUT 5,000 ORPHANS and widows from some Zongo communities in Kumasi have benefited from a largesse by Alpha Radio, when the popular, Kumasi-based radio station, headed by Sheikh Mohammed Ridwan, provided food items to the beneficiaries.

The items presented included bags of rice, bags of sugar, live chicken and an undisclosed amount of money.

The presentation was meant to make the beneficiaries celebrate the Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrations in style, like any other Muslim.

Addressing the press, Sheikh Ridwan said he started supporting orphans and widows six years ago, and added that he is poised to sustain the gesture.

He disclosed further his plans to build an orphanage in the area to house Muslim orphans in Kumasi and its environs.

Sheikh Ridwan noted that if orphans are not well catered for, they could be influenced by bad people to become criminals.

For his part, the General Manager of Alpha Radio, Alhaji Abdul Mumin Abubakar, hinted that GH¢120,000 was spent to sponsor this year’s event.

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