REGULATIONS TO CRIMINALIZE SPIRIT CHILD PHENOMENON SOON – SIRIGU REGENT
Chiefs from all seven traditional areas in the Upper East Region where the spirit child phenomenon is practiced have started initiating local regulations to outlaw the practice.
By the age old traditional belief, children who are born with any form of disability or have any or both of their parents die after birth are considered spirit children and are therefore given specially prepared concoctions for them to die.
Christian missions and a number of international charities were compelled to partner a number of local non-governmental organisations to set up special homes to absorb victims of the phenomenon.
Welcoming an Rlg Foundation delegation at his Palace, the Regent of Sirigu, Anyoka Akwara said after a public declaration by all seven chiefs condemning the practice, they have begun a process to codify local rules against the practice.
He said the final document will be forwarded to the security agencies in the three Northern Regions for implementation including arrest and prosecution of offenders.READ MORE
RLG FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTS BOREHOLE FOR SIRIGU PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Rlg Foundation has donated a mechanised borehole worth GHC 10,000 to the authorities at the St. Alexis Primary School at Sirigu in the Upper East Region.The new borehole whose construction was funded by the Rlg Foundation replaces an older one which is said to suffer frequent breakdowns, compelling pupils of the school to walk for long distances in search of water, a situation said to be impacting negatively on academic work.Speaking at a handing-over ceremony, the Headmistress of the School, Madam Gifty Christo said previous appeals to a number of institutions including the District Assembly for a new borehole failed to yield result, making the Rlg Foundation gesture a huge relief for both pupils, school authorities and parents.She lamented overcrowding in classrooms and appealed for more support to improve education delivery in the area.The school has a total population of 1,236 pupils which she described as worrying for teachers.The Regent of Sirigu, Anyoka Akwara who commissioned the facility commended the Rlg Foundation for the gesture which he described as timely.“Water is life and for you to give water to these pupils and the entire community, it means you have given us life, and that we appreciate very much”, the elated chief said through an interpreter. READ MORE
RLG FOUNDATION GIVES TO MOTHER OF MERCY BABIES HOME
One year after donating a double cabin pickup to ease transportation challenges facing the Mother of Mercy Babies Home in the Upper East Region, the Rlg Foundation has handed over assorted items to inmates there.
The items included clothing, baby foods, detergents and beverages.
The Foundation adopted the home some five years ago and has since been making contributions towards the efficient running of the home.
The Manager of Rlg Foundation, Malcolm Frazier presented the items to Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ayuubire on behalf of the home.
He commended the local Roman Catholic Church for giving protection to children rendered orphans through what he called “crude and outmoded traditional belief”.
He reiterated the commitment of the Foundation to supporting the upkeep of the babies.
The Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ayuubire was grateful for the gesture and asked more corporate bodies to come to their aid.He said the existence of the home has given hope to children who would have been killed for various culturally related practices. READ MORE
RLG FOUNDATION AS A SOCIAL INVESTMENT PLATFORM
Rlg Foundation, the social investment platform to drive the Corporate Social Responsibility activities of Rlg Communications Limited, has handed over a Nissan double cabin pick-up worth GHC 28,000 to the local Roman Catholic Mission at Sirigu in the Upper East Region.The new vehicle replaces the only vehicle which broke down some time ago. It is intended to aid the operational administration of the Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Mission. The Foundation also presented a quantity of items worth hundreds of Cedis to the Mother of Mercy Babies Homes, otherwise known as the Sirigu Orphanage. The items included cartons of provisions, several bags of rice and toiletries.The Foundation also presented a quantity of items worth hundreds of Cedis to the Mother of Mercy Babies Homes, otherwise known as the Sirigu Orphanage. The items included cartons of provisions, several bags of rice and toiletries. READ MORE