Cape Coast, Feb.24, GNA – The Central Regional Youth Wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission on Sunday donated 29 pints of blood to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH).
They also undertook a four-hour clean-up exercise to help maintain a clean environment at the Teaching Hospital and also encourage communal labour among the youth.
They cleaned chocked gutters and weeded the bushy surroundings at the hospital.
The youth also took the opportunity to interact with patient and prayed for speedy recovery for them.
Mr. Saddique Usman, the president of the youth wing, said it was the tradition of the Ahmadiyya Movement to take keen interest in cooperate activities and that the clean up exercise and the blood donation was in fulfillment of the Islamic teachings of love and sacrifice to mankind.
He advised the nation’s youth to desist from activities that were detrimental to their development, so that they could be useful to their families and the nation at large and urged other religious bodies and cooperate institutions to regularly embark on such programmes.
Some of the youth who spoke to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) were happy to donate blood to save lives.
Mr. Martin Ampofo, the Principal Blood Organizer at the CCTH underscored the need for people to donate blood to guarantee satisfactory stocks to enable the hospital to attend to emergencies promptly.
He praised the Ahmadiyya youth for the gesture and encouraged them to continue to donate any time they have the opportunity to do so.
He also called on other faith based organizations to emulate the Muslim youth.
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