The First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama has indicated that it is necessary that Ghanians join forces with the government to provide quality healthcare to the citizenry as a prerequisite to making Ghana a better place.
She made the point when her charity network, “Lordina Foundation” donated medical equipment and consumables to the Nadowli-Kaleo District Hospital at Nadowli in the Upper West Region.
Radio Ghana’s Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo reports from Wa that a lot of people including traditional rulers were at Nadowli to witness the reception of the medical package from the First Lady and also as a side attraction, catch the glimpse of Mrs. Mahama on her first visit to the Nadowli community.
The First Lady emphasised that the health of the people is paramount in the development of every country and expressed optimism that the equipment she was donating will not only make work easier and comfortable for health practitioners in the discharge of their duties, but will go a long way to save lives particularly at community based health facilities.
Mrs. Mahama expressed her delight to be in Nadowli in fulfillment of the medical charity mission of her Foundation to present the medical support package to the Hospital as her contribution towards the advancement of health and well-being of the people.
The First Lady who is also the President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) observed that since the inception of health mission as part of Lordina Foundation work, she and her team members have visited eight other Regions with Upper West being the ninth and that over 51 hospitals and canters have been supported during the period.
The District Director of Health, Madam Florence Ansogmwine who took delivery of the items, thanked the First Lady, Mrs. Mahama for being a mother, a friend and a blessing to the needy and vulnerable, saying the people of Nadowli-Kaleo District will be eternally appreciative of her kind gesture towards them.
Madam Ansogmwine further entreated the First Lady to help in fencing the Hospital as well as expanding its maternity ward.
The Paramount Chief of Takpo, Naa Widaana, on behalf of the Chief and people of Nadowli-Kaleo District also expressed gratitude to the First Lady for choosing the District as one of the beneficiaries of “her noble donations to health facilities across the length and breadth of the country as part of her efforts to improve upon the health service delivery in the country”.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Amidu Sulemani and his deputy, Dr. Mushiebu Mohammed-Alfa, the GETFund Administrator, Sam Garba as well as the Majority Leader and MP for Nadowli-Kaleo were there to support the First Lady.
The Minister for Tourism, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, a Vice Chairperson of NDC, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu and the National Women’s Organiser of NDC, Hajia Zainab Mahama were part of First Lady Mrs. Mahama’s entourage.