Dome/Kwabenya MP Sarah Adwoa Safo on Monday, 1 May dined with over 1000 widows at an event held in her constituency.Ms Safo, who is also the Minister of State in charge of Procurement, distributed half pieces of cloth to each widow at the occasion.The lawmaker, commenting on the gesture, told journalists that her motivation stemmed from her understanding of the challenges widows faced.
“Having practised law for over 10 years now, I know the challenges women go through when their husbands die. Sometimes, accessing the properties of their late husbands even becomes a challenge and they have to go up and down through the courts to get justice. Some also even find it difficult to make ends meet. So, on a day like this [May Day], I decided to share with them what God has blessed me with,” she noted.
Ms Safo, commenting further, announced plans to register the over 1,000 widows who are not beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) onto the scheme to enable them have access to quality health care.She further appealed to rich and successful Ghanaians to lend a hand to the less privileged in the society, especially, widows. This is the third time Ms Safo has organised such an event for widows in her constituency.