The Tema Regional office of Ghana Tourism Authority in collaboration with Niche Chocolate and Golden Pod gave boxes of chocolate to the children’s at save them young orphanage home at Golf City to mark the annual Chocolate Day Celebration, which is held under the theme, ‘Eat Chocolate, Stay Health And Grow Ghana.’
The Chocolate day event is celebrated under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture annually to promote the consumption of made-in-Ghana chocolate and promote awareness about chocolate as a healthy
option, in addition to its symbolism in the expression of love and kindness to others.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and assorted items were also donated to show love and appreciation to staffs and the children to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The GTA-Tema Team interacted with the children and caregivers of the orphanage and presented 200 artisanal chocolate products, boxes of cocoa drinks, Personal Protective Equipment, sanitizers, pampers, toiletries, and other confectionery.
The donation was sponsored by Niche Cocoa Industry Limited and Golden Pod, both private cocoa processing companies in the collaboration with the GTA-Tema Office.
The Tema regional director at Ghana Tourism Authority Mr. Charles Buabin said cocoa was an important product that is enriched with nutrients that are critical for human health and development.
He advised the public to play their part in the fight against the pandemic, saying, Covid-19 was real and not a figment of one’s imagination.
“The best way to protect ourselves was through the observance of the safety protocols including the wearing of nose masks and the washing of hands and practicing social distance,” he said.
The management of Save them young orphange was grateful to the Authority and partners for the donation. She pointed out several critical challenges facing the orphange including the need for bulding materials to complete the building. She called on individuals and benevolent organizations to come to the unit’s help and assist them to purchase incubators to save lives.