PIX: Emmanuel Tweneboah Kodua (2nd left), Public Relations Officer for Ashanti NSS presenting the cheque on behalf of the Executive Director of NSS to Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah, CEO of KATH as Michael Ofosu-Afriyie (first left), media practitioner looks on admiringly.
Hon Osei Assibey Antwi, Executive Director at the National Service Secretariat (NSS) at midday on Friday presented a cheque of GHC 30,000,00 to the Chief Executive Officer at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
Presenting the cheque on behalf of the Executive Director at a brief ceremony at the office of the KATH CEO, Emmanuel Tweneboah Koduah, Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer for the NSS said, ‘’my boss is happy to contribute to the Heal Komfo Anokye Project’’.
He stated that the initiative was a laudable one and praised the Overlord of Asanteman, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for playing a lead role in galvanizing support from residents and indigenes of Asanteman
The Executive Director also commended Prof Otchere Addai Mensah for branding the hospital to a level that people feel good to contribute to the renovation project.
The Executive Director through the PRO stated his commitment to the project and promised to use his influence to lobby for more support for the renovation of KATH.
He stated that KATH was the only premier hospital in the region and played host to many referral cases and emergencies.
This role, the Executive Director intimated, made it important for the government and the people of the region to contribute to the proposed renovation so that it can serve patrons and visitors well.
‘’All we have is Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and some of us will keep supporting this very important initiative so that the hospital can be raised to the level comparable to any modern one elsewhere in the developed world’’, the NSS Director noted.
Chief Executive Officer:
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the hospital, Professor Otchere Addai Mensah thanked the NSS executive Director for his kindness.
KATH, the CEO stated, needed such support and assistance to enable it to carry out this renovation project for the benefit of the people.
He noted that since 1955 when the KATH became operational, the hospital had seen no proper maintenance or renovation.
‘’It is gratifying that having noticed the state of affairs at this hospital Asantehene decided to lead the way for us to get the kind of renovation KATH so needs’’, the CEO stated.
The CEO disclosed that KATH would soon organise a massive health walk to create awareness about the Heal Komfo Anokye project and the need for all to contribute to help renovate the facility.
He said residents of Kumasi would be expected to join as well as identifiable groups, political party leaders and members as well as the public and staff at KATH.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,