First Lady donates to Asamankese Government Hospital
The First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama has stated that a special focus on empowering girls and women will not only lead to the development of the country, but also the global sustainable development goals.
According to her, when women are educated and financially independent, they are able to contribute to the development of the country.
The First Lady made the observation when she paid a working visit to Asamankese where she also presented medical supplies and equipment to the Asamankese Government Hospital in the Eastern Region.
She said education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to participate fully in the development process. In line with this vision, the Lordina Foundation has been empowering women in skills development and education.
Starts up kits, she said, have been given to people across the country to start businesses whiles schools have benefited from donation of educational materials and clothing. The Lordina Foundation has facilitated the construction of ICT Centers, Dining halls among others.
The First Lady noted that women are the backbone of every family and play a vital role in the development of a nation hence they must be empowered.
“ The empowerment and autonomy of women and the improvement of their political, social, economic and health status is highly important and essential for the achievement of, not only the development of the country but also the global sustainable development goals” she asserted.
She expressed the need for all to join forces to empower our women making them relevant in society and nation building.
The First Lady indicated that the donation to Asamankese Government Hospital marks an ongoing activity ofthe foundation to support communities, women and children across the country.
“’ I fully understand how important health is to the development and wellbeing of the people of Asamankese and I understand better what a well-functioning hospital means for them. The need to support your hospital is critical because Asamankese is one of the busiest commercial towns in the Eastern region. Being a busy market centre means that the hospital needs more resources to be able to cope with the demand for its services”’ the first lady stated.
Stating the goal of the Lordina Foundation which is to help save lives in our hospitals and to support the government to achieve its vision of health for all, she was delighted that the government has come up with a healthcare mix of CHIPS compounds, mobile vans called “Onuado” in addition to other health facilities thus bringing healthcare delivery to the doorstep of the people.
Osaberima AduDarko, Asamankesehene added his voice in praise of the government for the ongoing developmental projects in the country and Asamankese community. He expressed appreciation to the First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama for the donations.
As Ghana goes to the polls come December 7, Osaberima Adu Darko III joined the First Lady to advise the people of Ghana, especially the youth and politicians, to be mindful of their utterances in order to have a peaceful elections.
For her part the Eastern Regional Minister Mavis Frimpong praised the first lady for her philanthropic work, which has taken her to all regions across the country. She described her as a mother for all who is much concern about the welfare of her people especially women and children
Madam Rita Acquah, the administrator of the Asamankese Government Hospital, who received the items, assured the First Lady that the items will be used for the benefit of all.