NLA Puts Smiles On Faces Of Kids At Koforidua Regional Hospital (Children’s Ward)

The National Lottery Authority as part of its objects of spreading cheer amongst the needy, vulnerable, mentally afflicted, and aged in society has provided assistance to the Children’s Ward of the Koforidua Regional Hospital through its Good Causes Foundation.

The support which came in a form of giving the hospital a timely face-lift, providing an Internet facility to the Children’s Ward, providing a fully furnished library for the Ward, and providing various gifts to children on the admission block was described as timely.

The Director-General of the NLA,Mr Samuel Awuku, in his remarks stated that the NLA Caritas Lottery platform which was established in 2012 was to enable corporate Ghana and well-meaning business institutions or individuals wishing to use elements of lottery or raffle draws in running consumer promotions and other activities to do so in collaboration with the NLA.

“Revenue generated by the NLA from the Caritas Lottery platform as mandated by law is to be used mainly for social responsibility projects to support the less privileged in society. Therefore, all proceeds from the Caritas Lottery will go directly into the GCF with the aim of impacting society.

“While the NLA has positively affected society in the past through support and donations, we are still resolute to provide better care for the needy and support the underprivileged. This objective is what has culminated in the birth of our Good Causes Foundation, which was previously known as Special Projects,” he said.

Mr Awuku was optimistic that this donation by the NLA will go a long way to put smiles on children in the Ward and assist nurses and doctors undergo all activities without hindrance.

On his part, the medical director of the children’s ward of the Koforidua Regional hospital, Dr. Ako Akoto Ampaw whiles expressing his profound gratitude to the kind gesture of the NLA expressed worry over the overcrowding situation at the ward and alluded to the fact that funding to pay for medical bills by parents has been the main cause.

He further appealed to corporate bodies to come to the aid of the hospital to help subsidize payment for some needy kids at the hospital.

Story by:Kwaku Stephen

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