Obuobia Darko-Opoku, the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate for the Weija-Gbewa constituency has donated an ambulance to the Ga South Municipal Hospital in Accra to mark her 39th birthday anniversary.
The donation, according to the candidate, is borne out of her desire to improve health delivery in the municipality.
The hospital which serves several communities in the area is faced with numerous challenges including inadequate facilities to aid health officials in their work.
Speaking during the donation ceremony, Obuobia also promised to assist the facility to expand its overcrowded maternity block.
“I know this may sound strange to many people, especially my opponents who think I do these things for political gains but that is far from the truth. If I was doing all these because of it, I would have been discouraged when I lost the 2012 elections.
“But my commitment to helping others grew even stronger. Today, I have the opportunity to donate an ambulance to the Ga South Municipal Hospital, a gesture my heart has longed for the past few years. Exactly a year today, I used the same occasion to put smiles on the faces of persons with disabilities. It is my prayer that the ambulance and other equipment and accessories will help save lives of our citizenry,” she said.
The Lordina Foundation, which belongs to the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, supported Obuobia with hospital accessories including beds, wheelchairs as well as medicines.
“I’ll want to thank the First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, whom through her foundation – the Lordina Foundation – has supported me in diverse ways to make donations such as this today.
“Mrs Mahama would have been here in person to make a personal donation to the Accident Ward, but she is out of the country on an equally important assignment. But her team is fully represented here to make the presentation on her behalf.
“Anybody who has had the privilege of working closely with Mrs. Mahama will confess that kindness and giving is her second nature. She is sympathetic and kind-hearted to a fault. She struggles to be arrogant and ever ready to listen and share for the sake of humanity. I pray for God’s blessings upon her and our loving President HE John Mahama.
“May the act of giving and love for society continue to be part of us. May this ambulance save lives and may these equipment from our generous First Lady go a long way to heal millions. My birthday wish is for good health for us all as we look forward to a peaceful 2016 elections,” Obuobia stated.