Story & picture : Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
THE Ashanti Regional branch of the Controller and Accountant General Department’s Treasury Ladies Association (TRELAS) has presented a number of items and cash to the Children’s Hospital in Kumasi to help in the upkeep of patients and to quicken their healing process.
The donation included toiletries, bed sheets, blankets, multivitamin syrups and food items worth GH¢ 600, and a of GH¢ 100.
The event, which was part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of the association, was preceded by a massive clean up exercise by the members, at the hospital.
Making the presentation, the President of the association, Mrs Genevieve Fuseini, said ten successful years of TRELAS was worth celebrating.
In celebrating the successes however, the needy needed to be remembered.
That was why the donation was made to the Children’s Hospital, adding that the association had decided to adopt the hospital to give it the needed support.
Mrs Fuseini said as mothers, members of the association empathised with sick children at the hospital.
She noted that a clean environment would help improve the health of patients and staff of the hospital.
She commended the management and staff of the hospital for their dedication to duty and urged them to build on what had been achieved.
The Hospital Administrator, Mr Ben Kwame Nsiah, who received the donation, thanked the women for the gesture.
He indicated that it was clear that government alone could not cater for all the needs of the hospital and it was important that individuals and organisation went in to help.
He urged other associations to learn from the TRELAS’ example.