Ghana's No. 1

John Mensah in mammoth charity donation in Tamale

Published on: 19 July 2010

Ghana deputy captain John Mensah made a positive surprise on the northern city of Tamale on Monday with a first-of-a-kind charitable donation to various organizations.

In his latest bid to help the needy in his home country, the defender is estimated to have spent about US$30,000 on three institutions that help the poor.

The amount is the highest spent by a Ghanaian player on the needy.

Mensah, who captained Ghana for most its matches at the World Cup, donated items and cash to Shekinah Clinic, who offer free services to the needy in Tamale and surrounding towns and villages.

Two orphanages, Tamale Children’s Home and Afraane’s Children’s Home also greatly benefited from Mensah’s generosity.

The defender player donated 50 million cedis to the Shekinah Clinic and also gave them some rice, cooking oil, sugar, milk, soft drink and detergents for the upkeep of the patients.

Majeed Emmanuel, the nursing officer in charge of the clinic hailed Mensah insisting that it is the highest gift the home free clinic has received from an individual.

Mensah was also highly praised at the Tamale Children’s Home where he donated 50 million cedis to the care-taker of the home Augustina Quainoo.

He also donated some food items including rice, cooking oil, sugar, milk, soft drink and detergents for the upkeep of the children.

Afraane Children’s Home received 45 million cedis from the Ghana ace before receiving some item also.

Various radio stations hailed the gesture shown by the Black Stars deputy captain before he toured the city and also had an interview on Radio Justice.

Mensah was hailed in Tamale because Ghana international players rarely go to Tamale for their projects.

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