The Radio/TV character, Abeiku Aggrey Santana and his companions have joined World Warfare II (WWII) veteran Joseph Hammond in his stroll to boost funds to help Africa’s frontline employees.
The 95-year previous WWII veteran Hammond earlier this yr was acknowledged for his efforts each regionally and internationally after strolling a complete of 14 miles throughout the top of the coronavirus pandemic.
Abeiku Santana alongside Derrick Cobbinah, Africa’s Challenge Officer for the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Companies League and CEO of Forces Assist Africa and GUBA Basis joined Hammond on his current hike.
The 95-year-old Ghanaian World Warfare II veteran walked 3.2 kilometres (2 miles) every day to succeed in his goal on Africa Day in Accra and raised virtually £43,000.
After his video went viral numerous firms and people had been impressed to hitch in and help the trigger.
The First Nationwide Financial institution’s ASPIRE is one in all such organisations that has jumped on board this prepare and have donated an quantity of GHS 12,000 to Non-public Hammond assist attain his goal of £500,000.
Talking to a session of the media, the CEO of the financial institution, Mr Dominic Adu, stated they had been proud to be part of his final stroll and to share in his story.
In help of this trigger, New Africa Basis, owned by philanthropist Nana Kwame Bediako, also referred to as Freedom Jacob Caesar has additionally donated a completely furnished home to the veteran who has lived practically all his life in his household home in Accra.
Joseph Hammond was impressed by the story of Captain Tom Moore who turned a nationwide hero in the UK for elevating 33 million kilos ($40m) to assist NHS earlier than turning 100.
The ex-serviceman thanked his donors and cautioned in opposition to selfishness within the Ghanaian populace. He additionally urged Ghanaians to proceed to help the much less privileged.
Different veterans worldwide like Russia’s Zinaida Korneva (97) and British’ Dabirul Choudhury (100) who launched into comparable feats have acquired reward and commendation for a yeoman’s work.
The honorary rank of Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) was just lately conferred on the ex-Serviceman for his patriotic exploits and steady service to the nation.