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The Ankara Glam group has held a one-day outreach event under the theme, "It All Comes Down to Love," aiming to spread love to hawkers on some principal streets of Accra ahead of this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration.

Comprising young individuals from various regions, they gathered at the Accra Mall before heading to selected areas to interact with the hawkers.

They spent time at the Dzorwulu Traffic Light helping the hawkers sell items such as sachet water, plantain chips, chewing gums, chocolate and drinks.

Priscilla Ofosu-Kwakye, the brain behind the initiative, mentioned in an interview that the exercise would be repeated quarterly and expanded to other regions in the future.

Despite sponsorship challenges, she expressed her satisfaction, adding that her resources and contributions from family and friends made the event successful.

Miss Ofosu-Kwakye, a philanthropist and social media personality, expressed joy in successfully organising the maiden event, highlighting the team's effort to sell for hawkers and add extra money to their daily sales.

She emphasised the importance of reaching out to the less privileged in society, citing the limited working capital for most of the hawkers.

“This initiative is something I have nurtured for a very long time and I am glad it has come to pass. It’s been quite hectic because sponsorship was hard to get and I had to pull personal resources from my account and also from friends and family to pull this event off. People travelled from far and near to help make the programme a success. What we did today was to sell for these hawkers and later add some extra money from our resources to their daily sales. It was fun for us while at the same time, we managed to put smiles on the faces of some of these hawkers” Miss Akua mentioned.

According to her, “The working capital of some of these hawkers is only one hundred cedis, so for us to even sell and gift them a hundred cedis means the world to them. For me, I am happy that ultimately they found love in what we did for them. It’s February and we can’t just be talking about love without reaching out to the less privileged people in society.”

Participants at the event were full of excitement and gratitude and looked forward to future editions.

A participant, who travelled from Winneba to Accra to be part of the event, believing in Miss Ofosu-Kwakye’s project, was grateful for the opportunity to put a smile on the faces of others.

Despite the limited support from individuals and corporate bodies, the group is optimistic that subsequent events will receive more support.

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