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General News of Thursday, 20 October 2016


Being in different parties should not create enmity - Lordina Mahama

The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, has said belonging to different political parties should not create any enmity among people.

She has, therefore, advised politicians and especially the youth to eschew violence and promote peace in the run-up to the December 7, election.

She said Ghana’s democracy was a model for Africa and the whole world’s attention was focused on the country once again as it prepared towards the election.

The First Lady gave the advice when she presented medical supplies and equipment to the Ghana Consolidated Diamond Hospital at Akwatia in the Eastern Region.

Medical supplies

After covering the 10 regions of the country, the foundation had continued to provide medical supplies and equipment to deprived communities in the country to complement the government’s efforts to provide quality health care for the people.

Presenting the items, the First Lady and President of the foundation , Mrs Lordina Mahama, said health facilities in the country needed a range of equipment and supplies to manage the cases they handled on a daily basis.

She said while the government was investing heavily in health care many deprived health facilities still lack medical equipment, and to support government’s efforts, the Lordina foundation had acquired and presented a number of items to many hospitals across all the regions of Ghana.

“My foundation, with the support of partners and sponsors, has been mobilising support over the past several years to enhance quality health care in under-served and deprived localities.”

She said the development of a nation depended on the health of the people and it was against this background that the government continued to invest heavily in health care.

Mrs Mahama said the Lordina foundation medical mission module assists government by conducting medical outreach across the country, adding that this outreach provides free HIV, cervical and breast cancer screening and counselling services, through which lives were being saved.

She said Akwatia as one of the busiest towns and a major commercial centre in the Eastern Region and the main centre for diamond mining should have addequate medical equipment to cater for the people, hence the donation.