The parliamentary candidate of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Adentan constituency, Akosua Manu, yesterday donated hospital equipment to the Frafraha Health Centre, and provided support to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Adentan municipality.
Speaking in an interview with the media, she expressed optimism that the donation to the Frafraha Health Centre would enhance the community’s healthcare system.
She acknowledged the numerous requests she receives from various sectors, including hospitals and schools. She emphasised her determination to gradually fulfill all urgent requests to positively impact the lives of the people.
The parliamentary candidate also disclosed her interaction with a group of 300 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) who meet monthly. After attending one of their sessions and hearing their requests, she promptly addressed their needs.
For visually impaired individuals, she provided new eyeglasses and essential medical aids, including wheelchairs and walking aids.
Kozie, as the parliamentary candidate is affectionately called, also stressed the significance of making healthcare services readily available to the residents.
She, therefore, expressed her unwavering dedication to healthcare initiatives, saying “I will continue to champion the cause of bringing essential health services closer to the people”.
She further called on individuals with the means to join this initiative, emphasizing the importance of fostering a dignified and comfortable life for PWDs.
She said although Ghana cannot resolve all the challenges impeding the progress of those living with various forms of disabilities, she believes that the nation is on the right path towards achieving the goals.
“We must remember that disability can occur to anyone at all, and at any point in time. Let us, therefore, commit to ensuring that a standard of inclusion is maintained for PWDs,” she stressed.
For his part, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Adenta, Daniel Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah, affirmed the Assembly’s commitment to healthcare priorities in Adenta.
He highlighted ongoing projects, including the construction of a two-story hospital in Adjiringanor and the establishment of health centres in Ashalley-Botwe, Amrahia and Amanfrom.
The overarching goal, he noted, is to shift from a reactive healthcare model, where people seek medical assistance when unwell, to a proactive approach where individuals regularly monitor their vitals while in good health.
Dr. Yaa Adwubea Asamoah, who oversees facilities at Frafraha Health Centre, expressed gratitude to the MP aspirant for her valuable support.
Similarly, Lawrence Nana Abban, Chairman of the PWDs group in Adenta, also thanked the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for the thoughtful gestures.