AnlgloGold Ashanti, partners bring healthcare to Adansi North residents


AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Obuasi Mine, in partnership with Otumfour Foundation, GIZ, and the Adansi North Health Directorate, has held a mini clinic durbar for residents in Akrokerri in the Adansi North District Assembly of the Ashanti Region.

The mini clinic was to create awareness on the dangers of breast cancer and prostate cancer which affects women and men, respectively. It is also part of the 10-year Socio-Economic Development Plan being embarked on by AGA for Obuasi and its neighbouring communities.

Residents were provided services such as breast screening, prostate cancer screening, laboratory services. They were also examined for all kinds of illnesses – including malaria, eye care, dentistry, and given free medication as well.

Speaking to journalists after the event, Stakeholder Engagement Superintendent of AGA, Edmund Oduro Agyei, noted that the durbar was to commemorate the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

He added that prostate cancer screening was added due to the low campaign about it even though it is as dangerous as breast cancer.

“The vision for SEDP is to bring development and prosperity to the people within the Obuasi catchment area in terms of health, education and skills development. We are here today to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is about the fourth or fifth town we have brought healthcare delivery to.

“We will continue to do this and more for the people in this area in order to help develop the communities and the people in it. We will need chiefs and every individual to support us,” Mr. Oduro Agyei said.

District Chief Executive (DCE) for Adansi North District Assembly, Eric Kwaku Kusi, for his part, urged the people of Akrokerri to take advantage of the mini durbar to get themselves screened and cared for by the doctors and other health professionals.

He was full of praise to AGA for their kind gesture, and called on other corporate organisations to emulate what AGA is doing.

“Government alone cannot meet the fight against breast and prostate cancer in Ghana; hence, it requires the collective efforts, commitment and dedication of all stakeholders. The assembly pledges our continuous support to help save our men and women from these deadly diseases,” Mr. Kusi said.

A representative from the Adansi Health Directorate, speaking on behalf of the District Health Director, Isaac Awuku Odame, at the durbar, encouraged both women and men to quickly report to the health facilities any time they see anything unusual within themselves for early treatment before the situation escalates.

Queen mother for Akrokerri, Nana Serwaa Bruwa II, was full of appreciation for AGA for bringing access to good healthcare delivery to the doorstep of the people of Adansi North, and further encouraged her subjects.

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