First Lady Lordina Mahama. has urged Ghanaians to practice a high level ofpersonal hygiene and keep their surroundings clean as the wet season approaches. She believes that as Government works to address the drainage systems in the country, the citizenry must also do their part to minimize the negative effect whenever it rains. “We all have a role to play as citizens, towards the realization of this objective” she stated.
The First lady noted that this year there is a prediction that the rains will be heavy, and there is likelihood of flooding. “To prevent outbreak of disease as a result of flooding we must clear of the filth from our gutters and drains” she said.
“The lives of all Ghanaians matter, and we do not want to lose even a single life, during this year’s rainy season” she added.
The First Lady made the call when she interacted with the people of Drobo and Sampa in the Brong Ahafo region. Being so much concerned about the health of the citizenry the First lady donated medical supplies and equipment to the Sampa and Drobo hospitals. The donation forms part of her foundation’s nationwide medical mission, which is aimed at raising the health status and well-being of communities, especially in relation to women and children.
At separate events, the hospitals received mosquito nets, waste disposals, cannulas, bed, bouffant cap, catheters, shelves machine, bed side tables, endoscope machine among others.
Presenting the items, she said the items were made to supplement the effort of government, to realise its vision of quality and accessible healthcare for all.
“The government through its massive health infrastructure programme is bringing healthcare delivery to the doorstep of the people,” she said. Dr Lordina Mahama, called on all stakeholders, opinion leaders and organizations to invest in the health and education of all our citizens. This way, we will have a healthy population contributing to the development of our dear country.
Mrs. Mahama said her foundation would work hard to seek help to promote women and children’s healthcare. The Foundation with support from Medshare USA has so far presented medical equipment and supplies to over fifty hospitals in 8 regions of Ghana.
At Sampa, the First Lady also presented training tools to the Sampa Vocational Institute to facilitate their training. She presented sewing machines, over locking machines among others to the Institute.
The District Chief Executive of Drobo, Madam Dora AmaTamea commended the First Lady for the kind gesture, adding that the donation would go a long way to assist the hospitals in providing healthcare for the people.
She said the Assembly has also embarked upon the construction of CHPs compounds with ancillary facilities.
She said the projects when completed would help achieve the primary objective of improving the living and health conditions of the indigenes.
Madam Tamea appealed to the First Lady to help construct a kitchen and a dining hall for Our Lady of Providence Senior High School, which is the only girl school in the district.
“The current kitchen which is a shed is in a very deplorable state so please come to our aid,” she said.