The Member of Parliament for Atwima Kwanwoma District, Hon. Kofi Amankwah-Manu, in collaboration with the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Charities, a humanitarian arm of the church, have donated numerous medical equipment to the Foase Health Centre in the Atwima Kwanwoma District, in the Ashanti Region.The medical equipment which worth GH¢ 900,000.00 included Hematology Analyzer, 2 Autoclave-18 litre, 3 Vaccine Refrigerators, 2 Tally Counters, Water bath machine for laboratory, 5 Glucometer machines and strips and 10 Suturing sets.
The rest are 6 Digital sphygmomanometer (BP Machines), 10 Infrared thermometers, 3 Oxygen concentrators and oxygen cylinders, 2 medical examination lamps, 2 photo therapy device with infant beds, 6 hospital beds, an incubator, patient monitor for ICU and many others.Presenting the items at a colourful ceremony at the forecourt of the facility in Foase on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, the MP said the gesture was a benevolent act from the church to enhance the quality healthcare delivery at the health centre.
He expressed profound gratitude to the church for their immense contribution towards the development of Atwima Kwanwoma, including the provision of classroom blocks, healthcare equipment, potable water, provision of toilet facilities amongst others.The Deputy Defence Minister used the occasion to reiterate and assure his constituents of his readiness to build a better Atwima Kwanwoma and account to them of his stewardship as he has exhibited over the years.The hardworking law maker said the donation was going to go a long way to benefit not only indigence of Foase but its adjoining communities as well as members of different districts that are closer as is been experienced at the Trabuom facility.“I will protect the dignity, the image of the constituency and will never disgrace you as an illustrious son, and will continue to deliver on my promises by distributing the district’s cake equitably to build a better Atwima Kwanwoma and make it a better place to live”, he said. He also admonished the health professionals to take good care of the equipment and put them to a better use.Mr. Prince Karikari, the District Chief Executive for Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly, also commended the Church for the commitment to support the district in various areas of development which hitherto was not the case.
The DCE urged the people of Atwima Kwanwoma to keep rally behind Assembly and the Latter-Day Saints Church to deliver more to better the lives of community members across the district. “The people of Atwima Kwanwoma is grateful to you for all the projects the district is benefitting from them”, he added.Mr. Isaac Nkrumah, President of the Suame Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on his part, said the gesture was in fulfillment of a vision by the church and the office of the MP to support the facility deliver on its core mandate.He said it was to replicate what Christ Jesus stood for in giving to the needy and less privileged ones in society, hence the need for the church to go extra miles to reach out to people and institutions who need assistance.President Nkrumah said providing service and caring for the needs of the community was a way of spreading the gospel.That, he said, explained why the church had consistently over the years assisted about 190 countries globally to foster self-reliance and would continue to “sponsor others to uphold humanity”, he added.
The President commended the legislator for his vision, passion, his representation and an opportunity for the relationship to make life a bit easier for his constituents.The District Director of Health Services, Mr. Joseph Adomako, in his short speech promised that the items will be put to a good use to serve its intended purposes, adding that, they will go a long way to rescue more lives and reduce the cases of child mortality in the area.He appealed for support from the Assembly and the church to jointly renovate and equip some dilapidated health centres in the district to enhance better healthcare delivery systems in the district. SOURCE;SAMUEL ANTWI ISD