The Member of Parliament (MP) for Oforikrom Constituency in Ashanti, Elizabeth Agyemang, has announced that she was ready to furnish the proposed Asanteman Cancer Registry with computers to access data of cancers related diseases in the Ashanti Region, in order to take care of the disease.
Hon. Agyemang, who is popularly known as “Peoples Mother” was speaking to the Voice of America Television (VOA) Correspondent, Ms. Linord Moudou at the forecourt of the Manhyia Palace, during the celebration of 2013 BCI/Globeathon Event to End Women’s Cancers in Kumasi.
She told the VOA correspondent that she is a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health and ready to use any available resources to equip the registry, if it is established.
The Oforikrom Legislator advised the women not to waste their time at prayer camps and shrines if they contract any cancer related disease, stating that early detection and prompt treatment was the best way to battle cancers.
She lamented how men run away from their partners when they contracted cancers.
GLOBEATHON which is an International Event celebrated in 80 countries on September 29, is a call-to-action programme aimed at reducing cancers
Ghana’s Event attracted more than 2000 participants including health experts, security agencies, students, traditional rulers, government officials and survivors among others.
During the program, pamphlets and photo exhibition were distributed and medical doctors one-after-the other lectured the people on cancer.
The President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe Addai said, she chose Manhyia Palace, because America is celebrating the event at the White House in the USA, to raise awareness about women cancers.
Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Peace and Love Hospitals in Accra and Kumasi, insisted that cancers are curable and survivable, she called for concerted effort from the damming effect of the cancers.
Nana Oheneba Adusei-Poku the Akyeampimhene of Kumasi ,represented the King of Ashanti, His Royal Highness Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the event.