Over 5,000 people – widows, children and the underprivileged at the La township in Accra and its environs were treated to food, drinks and gifts by the McDan Group during the 2017 Christmas season.
Five kilos of rice, kilos of beef, packets of bottled drinks and other items were given out to the deprived in La who turned up for the event.
The event which was meant for the disadvantaged groups later became a community banquet as the occasion drew scores of residents and their neighbours for merry making.
The excitement continued deep into the night and was characterized by street funfairs with everyone in attendance having something to eat, drink and to take home.
Although, an overwhelming number of people turned up for the feast beyond the anticipation of the McDan group, a lot of food still remained and were taken unto the streets for sharing.
” The idea behind this feast is to show our gratitude and love to the good people of La. The concept was to make these orphans, widows and the aged happy and I believe we achieved that,” said Jonathan Marley, a senior executive at the McDan Group.
As part of the feast, mineral dispensers were mounted for patrons of the occasion to treat themselves to good drinks alongside kebabs. Children’s dancing competitions were held with the winners walking away with packets of bottled drinks and cash prizes.
The event was in appreciation of the traditional leaders and people of La for hosting the 2017 edition of the Ga – Adangbe unity football tournament. Over eight township teams participated in the event with several thousands of spectators captivated.
Two thousand dollars cash reward was given to the La Youth Football Association for emerging overall winners of the 2017 Ga – Adangbe unity football tournament.
The McDan Group plans to broaden the scope of the football tournament by extending it it to other regions. The Volta and the Northern regions have been designated for the 2018 edition of the football competition.
According to Jonathan Marley, the company is planning to increase the eight slots for the participating teams to 16.
Meanwhile, the company has said that it will replicate the same gesture during this year’s Ramadan festivities.