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Val’s Day Not To Have Fun With Girlfriends; “Show Love For The Poor” – COKA

A leading member of the New Patriotic Party and former Chairman of the Afigya Kwabre South Constituency has offered clarification on the celebration of the St. Valentine’s Day held on 14th February 2023.


St. Valentine’s Day, referred to as Chocolate Day in Ghana is celebrated across the world largely by Christians to express love and affection for the needy and poor through gifts of various kinds. It is in remembrance of St. Valentine who is said to have shared his wealth with the poor and needy all his life centuries ago.


It however appears the purpose of the occasion is being defiled here in Ghana in respect of the manner of the celebration and this seems to have caught the attention of Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (COKA).


In a post on his Facebook wall sighted by, COKA is reiterating the rationale behind the occasion which ought to be upheld and recognized as such. In his view, it is not just a day for spouses and partners but a day to demonstrate love for the poor.


“St. Valentine did not go out with women or men to have fun. He did not use his fortune on buying gifts for girlfriends. He showed affection for the poor and needy”.


The NPP stalwart who is known for his charity and care for the poor is urging the privileged people to in their own way as much as they could to share their wealth with people within their neighbourhood.


“The greatest love you can share today is to go into your wardrobe, look for that cloth you’ve not used for months now, and give that cloth to the poor in your neighborhood”, he urged.


For him, “as we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day we should all keep it in mind that it is a day to show love for the poor”, he insisted.

Source: Kyeremateng Addo

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