S&S Media Concepts an Advertising, Marketing, Events Production with a strong passion for social support and a care for the needy has organised free health screening and donated gifts to widows at Korle Gonno, a suburb of Accra during the Christmas festivities.
The event which took place at the Mount Zion Methodist Church on December 27, 2014 attracted almost 200 widows from all walks of life, and they benefited from services and products from G2 Medical Laboratory, Tobinco Pharmacueticals, Sleek Cosmetics and J.M. Addo & Sons, distributors of Borges Olive Oil.
They were screened for various illnesses including malaria, cholera, hypertension, and diabetes by the health professionals from G2 Lab and Tobinco Pharmaceuticals and provided with free medications and hampers from Sleek Cosmetics and J. M. Addo & Sons. They were later feted and entertained by the Master of Ceremonies, Nii Odoi.
Mr. Samuel Ashaley Okine, CEO of S&S Media Concepts said they have realized the struggles; difficulties and hardships widows go through after the death of their husbands, and want to support them during the festive season
“They complain of harassment , neglect by the family members, they go through emotional and psychological trauma, which at times leads them to an early death leaving their children uncared for” he noted.
According to Mr. Okine who is executive producer of “Health Check” and “On The Ball” on GTV, “The Wailing Widow” is a program designed to attend to the needs of helpless widows through education, entertainment, donations and the setting up of mini factories which we believe will enable these widows to acquire innovative skills for income generation.
“We believe this gesture will go a long way to put smiles on the faces of these widows and also show them that we really care” he stressed.
The resident pastor of the Korle Gonno Mount Zion Methodist Church, Rev. Samuel Quartey, expressed his joy over the event and urged other companies to emulate the five companies that put the whole programme into a reality. He advised the aged widows to look after themselves well and obey the instructions given by the medical personnel.
Dr. Gershon Sena Sekhle, MD of G2 Lab said the idea to celebrate the end of the year with widows most of whom were over 70 years was great programme which they could not decline. He observed that due to poverty most of the widows do not go to hospital for medical check ups and some never knew they had some ailments, so they were glad to participate.
Some of the beneficiaries told yours truly they were excited and prayed the programme could be a monthly affair. They appealed to the government to consider the aged and widows in their activities, especially their health needs.
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