Ashanti Regional Queen Mothers Call on First Lady
| Updated Nov 10, 2017 at 8:17am
The Ashanti Regional Queen Mothers Association has paid a courtesy call on the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, to thank her for the various developmental projects she is undertaking to better the lot of Ghanaians.
They particularly, commended Mrs. Akufo-Addo for helping to construct a new mother and baby unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital, expressing their confidence that the facility will help save and alleviate the suffering of countless mothers and children who attend the facility for treatment.
The Paramount Queen mother of Mampong, Nana Agyakoma Difie, who led the delegation, used the opportunity to seek support from the First Lady in addressing some of the challenges women and children faced in the Ashanti region.
Nana Difie, who doubles as the President of the Association, noted that the First Lady’s initiatives across the country are monumental and benefiting many people.
She said as Queen Mothers, they will remember the First Lady for her good works in many years to come.
Nana Difie noted that the primary responsibility of queen mothers is to seek the welfare of their people, especially women and children, and so they are concerned about the many preventable diseases like Malaria affecting the people.
She said malaria has become a major health concern for especially those in the Ashanti Region, and therefore urged the First Lady to solidly support efforts at fighting the disease.
The First Lady, for her part, also commended the queen mothers for their support to the development of the country and urged them to continue to help to improve the lives of the people.
She indicated that as a mother and an advocate, she is aware of many dangers posed by Malaria to women, children and the country as a whole and will therefore, continue to liaise with the appropriate institutions to meet the target of malaria prevention in the country.
She noted that government is also working relentlessly to improve the living conditions of all Ghanaians.
“The government will continue to do so until all citizens enjoy the benefits of Akuffo-Addo’s good governance”, she noted.
The First Lady, further thanked the queens for their support for government’s efforts at addressing challenges facing their region and all other parts of the country and asked them to keep the President and his appointees in their prayers so they could deliver on all their promises.
Among the personalities who received the queen mothers at the First Lady’s office include Former Minister of Chieftaincy, S.K. Boafo, Deputy Minister of Chieftaincy, Paul Essien, and CEO of MASLOC, Stephen Amoah.