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.

Comments

  • kWESI
    says: 9 years ago
    God bless you, you will live long
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    Wow!God bless u John,with this am sure GOD will heal the injury that kept you on the sideline during last season.Once again GOD bless u John,indeed givers never lack!
  • Ato
    says: 9 years ago
    essien you can do more than this. imagine if you never got the chance to be a footballer. Help other with your substance
  • Abacha
    says: 9 years ago
    Essien doesn't even give enough to his father and let alone the needy.Its woman that his gives to as charities.John Mensah i don't like you style of defending but now any time i pray i would also asked Allah to Bless you and give you more so that you continue to set good example to Ghanaian's especially to the so call big men who would just drive about five minute to Osu Childrens home to make donation and next morning they are all over the news(Showmen) and that Accra is not the only city in Ghana.You even took time off to be there shows your maturity and good sense of human.This season would see you play well without injury nor seating on the bench.In fact i admire you.
  • Abacha
    says: 9 years ago
    Essien doesn’t even give enough to his own father and let alone the needy.Its woman that he gives to as charities.John Mensah i don’t like your style of defending but now any time i pray i would also asked Allah to Bless you and give you more so that you would continue to set good example to Ghanaian’s especially to the so call big men who would just drive about five minute to Osu Childrens home to make donations and next morning they are all over the news(Showmen) and that Accra is not the only city in Ghana.You even took time off to be there shows your maturity and good sense of human.This season would see you play well without injury nor seating on the bench.In fact i admire you.
  • Abu
    says: 9 years ago
    Allah bless u abundantly & heal u from all injuries that tend to hinder your career, insha-allah.
  • Kabbey
    says: 9 years ago
    I know John Personally the man is a giver. God will bless him too much. Painstil too is a great giver as well as Adiyiah, Inkoom and Appiah to mention a few.
  • Ato
    says: 9 years ago
    Dear Ghanasoccernet.com, I want to encourage that we do not make donations by our players a competion. Writing that John Mensah's $30,000 donation is the largest amount to be donated by a footballer only makes it sound like he's in competition with the other footballers who are also giving out money for charity. Let us be thankful for what these people are doing and let us all, in our own small ways, also contribute to helping the poor in our society.
  • maame
    says: 9 years ago
    God bless you
  • toma,bel
    says: 9 years ago
    kabby,u're right he is giver i once meet him in the supermarket and he was nice to everyone,God will bless him.
  • Lorins
    says: 9 years ago
    Oh how I love to read stuffs like this.This the man who is sacrificing himself for his nation,black manhood,and humanity. I FEEL LIKE CRYING.MAY HE BLESS YOU!
  • TJ
    says: 9 years ago
    As an indigine of Tamale, I wept as I read the greatest of all gifts fron anyone I know dead or alive. Thank you Mr. John Mensah. May Allah the lord of the worlds and all living creatures reward you accordingly. May all the troubles you go through in the process of healing turn out to be blessing showered on you. Amen. God bless you and Thank you so very much.
  • Chrish
    says: 9 years ago
    Your comments brought tears in my eyes. What a true son of motherland. God Bless all these guys who are showing their love towards the needy in society.
  • sikani bele
    says: 9 years ago
    john not everyone remember where they started from,and the one who raise them to the level they have attained.continue with that and God will give back in abundance what u lost in the process.may HE bless u and all ur deeds. we love and cherish u
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    wooow john im impressed.MAY JEHOVAH GOD RICHLY BLESS U.