By Isaac Asirifi, GNA
(C/R), Oct.13, GNA – The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Trainees in the Central
Region, have donated assorted items worth Gh¢1,500.00 to the Ankaful
Psychiatric Hospital in Cape Coast to support the upkeep of inmates.
included soft drinks, bags of rice, sugar, sachets of water, bottled water,
toiletries, detergents and some confectionery.
Mr Solomon Ebo
Appiah, the Central Regional NABCO Coordinator, who led the personnel to donate
the items said the gesture formed part of the celebration of their one-year
that, the Personnel who hitherto, were languishing in poverty due to
unemployment, decided to express their happiness by giving back to society.
He said the
event was to show gratitude to the President for giving them their daily bread,
which was better than sitting at home doing nothing.
believe that mentally unstable persons are part of the vulnerable people and
their rights need not to be curtailed due to lack of some items needed in their
praised the government for the initiative saying: “Creating 100,000 jobs
in our country has helped to systematically reduce mental illness due to mental
and emotional challenges associated with unemployment.”
that more than 6,470 NABCO personnel have been employed in the Region with
monthly allowances of Gh¢700.00 in a total disbursement of Gh¢ 4,529,000.00
since its disbursement.
He rallied the
unalloyed support of all to ensure that that the programme succeeded as government
worked out more well thought-out initiatives to improve the wellbeing of the
Korkor Tetteh, the Deputy Director of Nursing Service at the facility who
received the items expressed management’s gratitude for the gesture and called
on other groups to come to the aid of the facility.
to call for increased support from the government, religious groups, civil
society organisations and individuals to continue to put smiles on the faces of
people with mental health disorders.” she said.