Otumfuo Raises Funds For KATH Renovation…Urges Corporate Ghana, Individuals To Support.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II has launched the Heal Komfo Anokye Project which is aimed at renovating entire blocks at the facility.
Speaking during the fundraiser event on Friday, the Asantehene said the current state of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital was a disgrace to the people living in the region.
He noted that the time was now ripe to raise the 10million dollars proposed to put the hospital in a position where the environment can help to heal patients.
“We can raise the 10million dollars by ourselves and i urge every one living in Ashanti and others elsewhere to contribute to fundraising drive”, the Asantehene stated.
The Asantehene charged Members of Parliament and Ministers of State as well as other well to do individuals as well as corporate Ghana to support the project.
He noted that the MPs from the region and others who hail from Ashanti must lead the fundraising effort since the hospital serves people from 12 regions in the country.
Otumfuo tasked households to organise themselves and pay at least 200gh to the account with the short code 776195# or call 0544-195525 to donate so that collectively they could put KATH into a position where people would be proud of.
“I urge you especially MPs and Ministers from Ashanti to lead efforts in raising these funds so that we can get Komfo Anokye into state which we could be proud and make sure you stop living your lives in Accra as if you don’t have a home 🏡 in Ashanti”, the Asantehene charged.
Chief Executive Officer:
Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital reiterated the need for the fundraiser and thanked the Asantehene for leading the efforts.
He noted that the hospital was in a terrible state and needed the renovation badly.
The current environment at the wards and blocks, he stated was undesirable and unfit for proper care giving.
“We need to raise these funds to put Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in good light and ensure that rather than anything those who visit can have the best conditions to receive care”, Prof Addai-Mensah.
Some members of Parliament (MPs), Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs )and some individuals as well as the general public contributed to the fundraiser.
The Ashanti MP caucus donated as well as others including the Member of Parliament for Asawase, Alhaji Mohammed Mubakrak Muntaka.
Below is the list of some persons and groups that donated at the fundraiser.
Kumasi Traditional Council. GhC100,000
Hon. HENRY Kokofu, Ghc 140,000
Unijay Fashion, Ghc 1,000,000
Isaac Owusu 1million dollars.
MD SIC GhC 200,000
Prophet Kofi Amponsah, 300,000
Asante MP Caucus GhC100,000
Presbyterian Minister, Ghc10,000
Ghana Oil Company, GhC 200,000
Ashanti Coordinating Council Ghc 100,000
Reg. Minister GhC 50,000
Kumasi Mayor GhC 20,000
Asenso Boakye Ghc 100,000
Central Market Traders, Ghc 50,000
Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka GHC 110,000.
TepaManhene, GHc 20,000
Bodyguards of Otumfour GHc 2,000
Hon. Eugene Boakye Antwi 5,000 dollars
Hon Francis Adabor GHC 50,000ghc
Stephen Amoah GHC 50,000ghc.