General News of Thursday, 13 December 2018
Source: Richard Darko
First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, and founder of the Rebecca Foundation, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has joined staff and patients of the Princess Marie Louise Hospital to celebrate their End of Year Get-together at the Hospital premises, in Accra.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo first visited the hospital’s wards where she interacted with some staff as well as mothers and patients admitted. She was saddened by ailments that had afflicted some of the children but was impressed at their bravery in treatment. She prayed with them and wished them a speedy recovery.
The occasion was also used by The Rebecca Foundation to donate various items including bags of rice, biscuits, soft drinks and some toiletries to the Hospital, to assist make the Christmas a memorable one.
Making the presentation, Mrs. Akufo-Addo, said Christmas is the best opportunity to create wonderful memories for children. She said Christmas is a magical time filled with, laughter, food and drinks, and a time to show the children how much we love them.
“I am hopeful that the time spent together today will mark the beginning of a wonderful Christmas celebration which will leave behind memories of love, laughter and togetherness”, she said.
The First Lady also expressed her gratitude to management, staff, Board and the many sponsors of the Princess Marie Louise Hospital for the hard work and diverse contributions they have made and continue to make in making sure that the Hospital lives up to her responsibilities.
On behalf of the Board, management and staff of the Hospital, Rev. Father Andrew Campbell expressed his deepest appreciation to Mrs. Akufo-Addo for her continuous support, recalling how she visited the Hospital, same time last year to celebrate the Yuletide.
Reverend Campbell also used the opportunity to advise parents to make conscious effort to spend some quality time with their children in order to know them better and so groom them better. He said recent reports of violence among the youth in some of our educational institutions and other parts of the country can largely be attributed to lack of parental guidance in addressing disagreements.
The occasion was also used by “Papa Bronya” to distribute gifts to the children, while staff of the Hospital who had excelled in their various assignments were awarded accordingly.