Justin Kodua flanked by Nana B and Prof. Otchere Addai Mensah during the donation
THE MANAGEMENT of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi has taken delivery of GH¢200,000 donated by New Patriotic Party (NPP) General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong and National Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye. The two party bigwigs, who are natives of the Ashanti Region, donated GH¢100,000 each, and it is to support the ‘Heal KomfoAnokye Project’.
According to Mr. Kodua, the ‘Heal Komfo Anokye Project’, a brainchild of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is a worthy and laudable project. In this regard, he stated that as natives of Asanteman and good citizens of Ghana, himself and Nana Boakye, aka ‘Nana B’, decided to donate.
Justin Kodua said the cash donation, which was made last Friday, was from their own pockets, adding that the NPP as a party would also donate soon.“We are here today to make our personal donations to support KATH, and it’s in response to His Majesty, Otumfuo’s call to help KATH. Later on, we shall come to donate to KATH again in the name of the ruling NPP. We shall serve as ambassadors to bring in more donors,” he said.
According to the NPP General Secretary, the KATH story, especially the dilapidated old Gee Blocks, is a sad case, so the citizenry should donate. “Sickness has no political colours. It’s the duty of everyone to support KATH to enable it to continue to offer the best of medical services to the people,” he said. He also suggested that KATH should consider setting up a foundation for the hospital to support it in difficult times, calling for good maintenance culture at KATH.
On his part, Nana B said the ruling NPP is grateful for the ‘Heal Komfo Anokye Project’, stressing that it’s a profound project and should be supported by all. He said Justin Kodua celebrated his birthday recently, adding that the donation also formed part of activities marking the birthday of the NPP scribe.
Prof. Otchere Addai Mensah, who received the donation, lauded the NPP scribes for their timely and significant support to the hospital. He said the management of KATH was planning to embark on a float in Kumasi to woo more people to donate to the ‘Heal Komfo Anokye Project’.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi