Ace Musician Yaw Sarpong and his Asomafo Band, is organising a musical concert in all the regional hospitals to raise money towards the upkeep of the medical facilities and patients.
Launching his maiden intervention at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KATH), in Accra on Friday, Mr Sarpong told the Ghana News Agency that his hope is to raise GH₡ 5 million through the concerts and donations from public-spirited individuals and organisations.
He said his decision was motivated by an ailment that confined him into a wheel chair for three and half years.
Mr Sarpong said the sickness that started like malaria compelled the medical personnel at KATH and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to suggest a very complicated surgery that would have kept him paralysed for life and lose his speech.
He said through the intervention of Bishop J.Y. Adu of New Jerusalem Chapel in Kumasi, who used prayers, herbs, and engaged the assistance of medical doctors, who administered orthodox drugs to him, he was able to recover.
Mr Sarpong said the concerts are being supported by Reverend Jude Ofosu Gyamfi, his Manager and Raymond Felli.
The musician; who started his musical career in 1975, is credited with 25 albums including “Aboa bi Akye Joseph”; “Wo haw ne sen”, and “Adom wor wim”. GNA