Member of Parliament for Kwesimintsim in the Western Region Dr. Prince Hamid Armah has once again demonstrated his indubitable desire to present the youth of his constituency with a platform that will offer them the necessary assistance in building them to confront the development challenges of the future.
He has officially launched his foundation, Dr. Prince Armah Foundation, which is his “humble attempt to also contribute to a better life for the people of Kwesimintsim in particular and potentially across the Western Region”.
In the area of health, the Dr. Prince Armah Foundation has organised series of medical and eye screenings, which also involved the provision of basic treatments.
In education and skills training, it has trained over 500 people in various vocational trades, another 700 in ICT, and has also donated, twice, mathematical sets to candidates for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) with a donation of over 20,000 exercise books.
The foundation has also donated another 20,000 supplementary reading materials to first and second cycle institutions as well as laptop computers to some of the trainees at ICT programmes it has organised.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Prince Hamid Armah was hopeful that the foundation will grow to become “one of the preeminent charitable organizations in the Western Region and, indeed, in the country”.
“The Foundation will serve as one leg of the development tripod that I envisage, the other two being the Office of the Member of Parliament and the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly. It is my firm hope that these three legs will work in close coordination for the ultimate good of the people of Kwesimintsim.”
The MP’s motivation for setting up the foundation is, among many reasons, a response to the challenge “President John F. Kennedy threw to his people some five decades ago and asked what we can do for our country and not merely what our country can do for us”.
“Throughout history, however, no national government has been able to do it all. The developed countries that we look at enviously are the products of public and private sector partnership. Some of the greatest expansions in access to health and education have been the result of private sector efforts, led by men and women who decided to plough back some of what God had gifted them into helping their fellow men and women.”
A governing board was also subsequently formed to “see the DPHA Foundation become a standard for achievement and delivery” where the impact of the Foundation is felt not only in Kwesimintsim but also in communities “where our objectives are shared and our presence required”.
By Eric Yaw Adjei|3news.com|Ghana