Mayor Sackey commends Ga Mantse, Latter-Day Saints for supporting child health in Accra


The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey has commended the Ga Mantse, Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II for supporting efforts to improve child care in the city. 

The AMA boss said this on Friday when the Ga Mantse, Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II in collaboration with the Latter-Day Saints Charities, a humanitarian wing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints donated medical equipment worth GHC 700,000 to the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra.

The equipment includes one Drager Fabius Plus Anesthesia machine, two Drager baby incubators and one printer-HP laser Jet Pro MFP-M428FDW, five laptops, five PC Backups, five Dell Ram desktop computers and system units.

Mayor Sackey said the gesture complements the Assembly's strategic goals for 2023 to advance healthcare delivery in the metropolis. 

She recalled that the AMA had in the past supported the Children's Hospital, Ussher and Kaneshie Polyclinics with medical equipment to improve healthcare delivery adding that the latest was a donation of items including 215 plastic aprons, 960 surgical caps, 30 surgical trousers, 175 masks, four cardiac monitors and 42 defibrillators worth 10,000 Euros through its Sister City relationship with the Freiburg in Germany.

She charged stakeholders, especially in the health sector, to invest in making Princess Marie Louise a first-class hospital in the Ga mashie enclave to promote good healthcare among children.

Presenting the items at a brief ceremony held at the forecourt of the hospital, the Ga Mantse said the gesture was a joint Independence Day gift from his office and the church to enhance the quality of healthcare delivery at the hospital.

He added that the donation was timely as it would contribute to the changeover of operations in the hospital to a paperless system while making possible online expert consultants and management cases.

Nii Tsuru II appealed to the management of the hospital to ensure that the equipment was properly maintained to ensure that it adequately served its purpose.

“I further urge all staff members to give attention to attitudinal change to complement the investment being made by your donors as this is the only way to raise healthcare delivery in this hospital to new exemplary heights,” he said”.

Elder Gifford Nielsen, President of Africa West Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, for his part also said the gesture was in fulfilment of the vision of the church and the office of the Ga Mantse to support children at the hospital who may have one form of healthcare problem or the other, especially during childbirth.

He commended the king for his initiative, his representation and an opportunity for the partnership to make life a little better for the children and their families.

The Medical Superintendent of Princess Marie Louise Hospital, Dr Yaa Nyarko on behalf of the hospital, expressed gratitude to the Ga Mantse and the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for their benevolent act towards the hospital.

She explained that the items constituted some of the critical needs of the facility and thus would go a long way to improve health care delivery in the facility. 

Dr Nyarko assured the Ga Mantse and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of the effective use and maintenance of the equipment to serve the purpose for which they were provided and appealed to individuals and organizations to support the hospitals.