Gender Minister donates to elderly at Bukom

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, on Thursday donated items to 250 elderly people at Bukom, a suburb of the Odododiodoo Constituency to aid them in their Homowo celebration.

The items donated to selected chiefs and Wolomei included six bags of palm fruit, 250 bags of maize, 20 cartons of meat, 10 gallons of palm oil, assorted drinks and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The Minister during the donation said this was to ensure that the elderly people in society live in comfort as they embark on the celebration.

She said aside all the initiatives the Ministry had undertaken to safeguard senior citizens of the country, such as the Eban Elderly Welfare Card, LEAP, and free NHIS they were still negotiating with other private transport unions to offer similar services to the aged.

She noted that a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed between Ghana and Denmark to mainstream geriatrics into the healthcare delivery system of Ghana.

Nana Oye said this would provide financial and technical support for a trainer-of-trainers program to develop a geriatrics curriculum in Ghana’s nursing colleges and medical schools which would begin with the government nursing colleges.

Naa Adoley Ablade, Sempe Manye expressed gratitude to the Minister and the government for the donation. GNA

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