First Lady set to lead Komfo Anokye Hospital maternity block fundraiser

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First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, is whipping up support ahead of the much-anticipated fund raising ceremony to build a new mother and baby unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Sunday.

The fundraiser follows an earlier event in Accra to raise funds for the project.

The KATH Mother and Baby Unit was the spotlight of the recent Joy News Special Assignment which revealed how hundreds of babies and mothers are dying each year at the facility.

The new unit is expected to reduce the mortality rate of mother and baby at the hospital by up to 60 percent.

The First Lady will be there to spearhead the fundraiser and has called on residents of Kumasi to contribute towards the project.

Seth Kwame Boateng, who worked the report to bring the troubling situation at the hospital to light, revealed that the First Lady, as well as the wife of the Vice President, Samira Bawumia, and other dignitaries, are already in the Ashanti Region capital, Kumasi, for the event.

“They paid a courtesy call on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace to formally invite him to the event,” he said.

At the Manhyia Palace, the First said she was looking forward to a successful event.

She called on the Asante King and his elders to throw their weights behind the programme in order to raise enough funds to construct the Mother and Baby Unit.

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