The Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Osei Assibey Antwi has commended the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Francis Asenso-Boakye for his continuous contribution towards the development of his locality.
He made this known at an event on Saturday where Mr. Asenso-Boakye made a donation to the Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi, Ashanti region. The items comprised of a fully-equipped ambulance, hospital beds, infrared thermometers, metallic sterilizers, and personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other items.
The Kumasi Mayor commended the Deputy Chief of Staff for his kind gesture, and urged all public officials to emulate the example of Mr. Asenso-Boakye. He recounted the various development interventions initiated by the Deputy Chief of Staff within the Bantama constituency and Kumasi in general.
These include donation of medical equipment to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and Suntreso Government Hospital; construction of the first basic school for Ohwim-Hwidiem community; ongoing construction of a modern AstroTurf pitch in the constituency; distribution of computers and other educational materials to various schools and the institution of an annual Inter School Quiz Competition, and other development projects and diverse assistance to constituents.
On his part, Mr. Asenso-Boakye, who is a native of the Bantama constituency remarked that, the provision of quality health care was of grave concern to him as it is one of the surest ways to better the lives of the people. He therefore sees his modest contribution as an opportunity to help improve the lives of the people.
“Today’s donation of an ambulance and various hospital items forms part of my modest contribution to support efforts of the hospital in dealing effectively with emergency cases especially in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. I believe it will go a long way to save lives and bring relief to hospital staff and patients,” Mr. Asenso-Boakye said.
The Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Thomas Agyarko-Poku thanked the Deputy Chief of Staff for his generous intervention. He assured that the items will be put to good use.
“This is the sixth time you have come to the aid of the Suntreso hospital. You have been approachable, magnanimous and proactive in honouring our requests anytime we contact you for assistance. I assure you that the ambulance and all other equipment received from you will be put to effective use to improve the health service delivery within Bantama and its environs,” he asserted.