The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA), Michael Oquaye Jnr, yesterday outdoored a three-day breast cancer screening and awareness campaign for residents Taifa and Abokobi in the Dome Kwabenya constituency and staff of the GFZA head office in La.
The initiative, Amb. Oquaye said, is part of the corporate responsibility of the GFZA aimed at creating breast cancer awareness in society and also helping with prompt treatment for the victims.
During a visit to the Taifa-Burkina market breast screening and examination centre, Ambassador Oquaye Jnr. expressed satisfaction that both males and females had rushed to the centre to examine their breasts as part of the breast cancer awareness campaign.
“Adopting breast cancer awareness as our corporate social responsibility is a conscious effort to drum home the devastating effect of this disease on our mothers and sisters,” he said.
Amb. Oquaye Jnr reiterated the commitment of his outfit to raise the constituency beyond standard and development to the doorsteps of the constituency.
He admonished delegates and community leaders to vote wisely to select an individual with the development of the constituency at heart and can serve them with dignity.
He pledged to make Taifa, a community in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency a centre for breast cancer screening as well as build adequate infrastructure for the Taifa polyclinic in the constituency for the benefit of the residents.
For her part, the Municipal Health Director of Ga East, Dr. Selorm Kutsoati admonished the mothers to leverage the free breast cancer screening programme initiated by the Free Zones Authority to conduct medical checkups on their breasts.
She underscored the need for the women to know their family health background and history to help them understand the persistence of the sickness.
She explained that breast cancer screening in the Ga East Municipality is free and admonished the residents to make time to visit the health centres to check.
According to her, early detection of breast cancer and prompt treatment ensures a five-year survival rate for the victims after diagnosis.