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Wedding gowns, second-hand police equipment coming to Ghana from UK

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A container from the UK will soon be on the high seas on its way to Ghana. It is development aid coming to Ghana from the National Police Aid Convoys (NPAC) of the UK, the BBC reports.

The consignment contains 200 wedding dresses and second-hand defensive equipment to be donated to the Ghana Police Service “to help stop gun-running and drug trafficking,” the report says.

The report indicates that the consignment is the final container being sent out to Ghana in 2010 by the NPAC.

It says that the 200 wedding dresses in the container form part of NPAC’s ‘Cinderella project’, which utilises once-worn, end of line and sample gowns from the UK to loan free of charge to brides who would otherwise not be able to afford one.

It also helps provide full training and work for local women, it adds.

Enough hairdressing equipment is also being sent to help start two training salons, the report says.

According to the report, in the past year the NPAC has sent nine containers to schools, orphanages and clinics in Africa and has taken six lorry-loads of goods to Albania, along with 357 pallets of food sent by air to flood victims in Pakistan.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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