President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo And His Wife, The First lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended First lady Rebecca for initiating the construction of a new mother and baby unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
On Friday, 19 January, Mrs Akufo-Addo inaugurated the newly-constructed facility.
The new facility has room for 130 babies, eleven children and enough facilities to accommodate 12 simultaneous births.
To stem the tide, she organised a fundraising exercise to help construct a new facility at the hospital.
Inaugurating the facility in Kumasi on Friday, 19 January 2018, she said “This facility, we are commissioning today, is a world-class one, more importantly for me is the fact that it’s the only green hospital in Africa certified by IFC and the World Bank. I emphasise this point because I believe that Ghana needs to go green in its construction of public facilities. This will save us money over the long term and help preserve our environment.”
President Akufo-Addo, commenting on the project on his Facebook page, said: “I am extremely proud of my beloved Rebecca. Today’s commissioning of the Mother and Baby Unit at KATH is a welcome development, which will help reduce, drastically, the mortality rate of mothers and babies at the hospital.