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First Lady raises GHC6, 170,686.23 to support KATH

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The Office of the First Lady has announced that an amount of GHC 6,170,686.23 has been donated as part of her efforts to raise funds to build a new mother and baby unit for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The Office of the First Lady has announced that an amount of GHC 6,170,686.23 has been donated as part of her efforts to raise funds to build a new mother and baby unit for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

 

An outstanding amount of GHC 1,489,500 from pledges is yet to be redeemed. The accounts was verified by Deliotte and Touch as at May 31, 2017.

This was contained in a press release from her office which stated "there has been very positive response by Ghanaians to the appeal for funds to build a new mother and baby unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, following two fund raising events in Accra and Kumasi by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo."

The release said the initiative was a direct response to severe congestion in the current maternity unit, which has inadequate space and medical equipment to cope with the volume of birth, surgeries and neonatal care at KATH, leading to high volumes of avoidable death of mothers and babies.

The First Lady expressed her gratitude for the donations and encouraged Ghanaians to continue to donate towards the project.

She noted that the minimum amount needed for the project is GHC 10,000,000, and added that additional funds would be needed for similar projects which her office intended to execute across the country.