President of the Union of May Borns (UMABO), William Nlanjerbor Jalulah has sent best wishes to all members as the union begins celebrations of the month with a picnic in the Bolgatanga on May 1.
Formed in 2011, UMABO has become a household name, courtesy its social support services including blood donation exercises, presentation of assorted items to newborn babies and clean up exercises.
He tells A1Radioonline.com that this year is another year members look forward to having fruitful celebrations of their month.
He said, “Members are so happy that God has granted us life to celebrate our month, our unique month once again. Remember that May is the only month with a very organized union that members come together every year to celebrate and also give back to society through blood donation, presentation of items to newborn babies and sometimes clean up exercises. These exercises are often made possible through the kindest contributions of members and I wish to thank them for their spirit of benevolence and also to ask that we keep it up”
According to Mr. Jalulah, members of UMABO, for the first time since the union was formed 12 years ago, will start the month’s celebrations with a picnic in Bolgatanga. He says series of meetings on how this year’s celebrations will be done, have already been held and activities outlined for the whole of the year have been made known to members.
He discloses that after the picnic, there will be a blood donation on exercise on May 12 and 13 respectively. This will be followed by presentation of assorted baby items to new born babies on May 31. The target for this year is 100 babies in five hospitals across the region. these are; Zebila District Hospital, War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo, Tongo District Hospital, Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga and Bongo District Hospital.
Still on May 31, members will hold a get-together dubbed, Our Day. This will mark the end of the month-long celebrations. Meanwhile, there will also be daily birthday wishes to all members on A1 Radio starting from May 1 to May 31. This exercise, is also being funded by members.