Prophetess Vida Osei Mensah, leader of the Bethel Prayer Ministry at Aprade, a community in the Ashanti Region Wednesday morning presented a cash amount of GHC100, 000 to the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (ARCC) to support 10 health centres in Ashanti.
The gesture was to aid the selected health centres to purchase medical items they might need to attend to cases of COVID 19 that may be reported at their outfits.
Presenting the money on behalf of the Prophetess to the Ashanti Regional Minister at Sepe Buokrom, a community in the Manhyia North Constituency, Dr Angela Osei Mensah, daughter of the servant of the Lord said the gesture was to enable the regional administration deal with the threat of the viral disease.
Dr Angela, a medical practitioner noted that the threat of the disease was real and therefore urged others who may be in privileged position to help government respond to the crisis on its hands.
“My mum, Prophetess Vida Osei Mensah felt the need to support the regional administration to deal with the crisis situation it has on its hand so that persons who visit these selected hospitals can get treatment for COVID 19”, Dr Angela posited.
Receiving the money, Mr Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister thanked the Prophetess for the gesture.
He noted that such show of support was crucial to help government respond to the pressing issue on hand.
Government, the Minister maintained cannot deal with the threat of the viral disease alone and would need support from citizens.
Mr Osei Mensah asked the public to respect the directives given to avoid the spread and contraction of Covid 19.
“We are grateful to God that people like Madam Vida Osei Mensah and others are supporting government to deal with the threat of this pandemic and we believe that resourcing hospitals is a good start to deal with the disease”, the Minister stressed.
MANHYIA NORTH MP:
Representing his Nine (9) other colleague Members of Parliament whose health centres were beneficiaries of the gesture, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah, MP for Manhyia North commended the Prophetess for the cash donation.
He said the beneficiary hospitals comprising the Sepe Buokrom health Center, KNUST hospital, Nkawie-Toase hospital, Kuntenase Hospital, Manhyia Government Hospital and five other selected ones would be in a good stead to deal with cases on their hands.
The MP asked other citizens to join in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus disease by providing any support they could offer.
Touring the beneficiary Centers later in the day to present GHC10, 000 each to them, the MP also presented some boxes of hand sanitizers to each of them and urged the medical directors to make judicious use of the funds and items.
“We are privileged to have people like Vida Osei Mensah supporting government to deal with this COVID 19 and we urge citizens to pay heed to all directives given by President Akufo-Addo to ensure we limit the spread and contraction of the dreaded disease”, the MP stressed with passion.