Florence Afriyie Mensah, GNA
Kumasi, Sept. 27, GNA – The Rotary Club of
Kumasi East, (District 9102) has pledged its resolve to lead in the fight
against the rampant spread of cervical cancer which is killing more women in
the country in recent times.
Mr Kwadwo Dei-Agyeman, the newly elected
President of the Club, said the main focus of his tenure in office would be to
mobilize members and resources to create mass awareness, offer free screening
and treatment of the disease to women, especially in rural and deprived
communities to end the needless deaths.
Mr Dei-Agyeman made the pledge in his
acceptance speech at a handing over and swearing-in ceremony for the newly
elected executive members of the Club in Kumasi.
Other members of the new executive are Mr
Joseph Nhyira Sarpong, Secretary, Mr George Fuseini, Treasurer, Mr Prince Ofori
Attah Nyarko, Sergeant of Arms and Nana Kofi Ayesu-Boahene, Public Image
The rest are Mr Kennedy Frimpong Foundation
Director, Dr Rudloph Kantum Adageba, Membership Director, Ms. Rosemond Owusu,
New Generation Director and Mr Richard Antwi, Club Administrator.
Mr Dei-Agyeman, said more women were losing
their lives to cervical cancer and it was time all humanitarian organizations
came together to support the Ghana Health Service to control that health burden.
He also pledged to work to increase membership
and build an enduring image for the Club.
Dr. Rudolph Kantum Adageba, the outgoing
President, commended members for their continuous support and cooperation which
ensured the successful implementation of various initiatives of the club.
He called on members to be a source of
inspiration to others and to the less privileged, they should bring positive
change to them.