Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo II, Omanhene of Kokofu in the Ashanti Region, has donated six-acre of land to Orphans and Needy Smile Foundation (OANSF), a non-for-profit, humanitarian organisation based in Kumasi.
The land located at Kokofu-Bedomase is for the construction of an orphanage complex, which would comprise dormitories, recreational centre, classrooms and an administrative block.
Barima Okogyeasuo said at a sod-cutting ceremony to commence the project, that he has immense passion and concern for the well-being of orphans and has been yearning for the opportunity to support them.
He said this was why he fell in love with the vision of the Foundation and decided to partner it to fulfill his life-long dream.
He said his doors are always opened to the orphanage for any form of assistance for the successful completion of the project.
Reverend Ross Addae, President of OANSF, said his organisation is committed to practically support orphans and the needy in the society to bring smile on their faces.
He observed that the unfortunate children are always filled with grief and despair and it takes gestures like provision of food, clothing shelter and money to make them happy and bring hope to their lives.
Rev Addae said when the project is completed it would initially house 350 inmates.
The President appealed for local and foreign support to enable the foundation reach out to many needy peoples. GNA