Ghana school boy’s contribution to Horn of Africa drought more than Lesotho’s $2,300

Andrew Adansi-Bonnah

Master Andrew Andansi Bonnah, Ghanaian school-boy, who launched a campaign to raise GH¢20 million for Somalia famine victims, has made his cash donation of $4,000 (£2,500) at the African Union Pledging Conference held in Addis Ababa August 25,2011.

His contribution is said to be more than the £1,550 that Lesotho pledged during the conference.

According to UK’s Daily Telegraph, three of the largest donations – from Angola, Algeria and Egypt – amounted to almost half of the total pledges, while Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda were among 32 African countries which gave no cash.

“Andrew Adansi-Bonnah, an 11-year-old from Accra, Ghana, handed over £2,500 he had raised in donations from friends, family and sponsors. His contribution was larger than Lesotho’s, at £1, 550,” the publication said.

The Ghana News Agency reports that Andrew told the African Head of States during the conference that “For me, it is the beginning of a new era of hope and future for African children, to be part of building the Africa we dream of; under the good foundation of our forefathers and you. I am proud to say that, my team is fully dedicated to this dream through the ‘Save Somali Children from Hunger Project’, and others in order to save the African child and women.”

He told the GNA that “I am yet to launch a GH¢1.00 campaign for Somalia when I return to Ghana for all school children and everyone through safe boxes situated everywhere in the country.”

Ghana pledged $500,000 of the $350 million while the African Development Bank offered $300 million.

By Ekow Quandzie

1 Comment
  1. Carmen Quansah says

    This is so amazing.Well done Andrew,Ghana is so proud of you.

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