Leaders of Ga-Dangme Associations in Italy have initiated a project to at least reduce, if not completely eradicate, malaria infection in Ga-Dangme communities.
During a courtesy call to present their report to the Italian Ambassador in Accra, the team led by Christopher Nii Klu Sowah, said Ga-Dangmes deserve the best; explaining that it is for such reason that the Associations decided to initiate the transformation of Ga-Dangme.
The Ga-Dangme Associations in Italy was set up with the aim of helping with development projects in the Greater Accra Region aside promoting the Ghanaian culture and traditions in Italy.
The Ga-Dangme Associations in Italy through the Italian Embassy has supported some health institutions including the provision of an ambulance to the LEKMA Hospital.
They are also in talks with the Director of the Ada Hospital to identify their needs to influence the type of support to render.
The Association has equally helped to train some female officers from the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service.
Nii Klu Sowah, said malaria has over the years devastated the lives of many hence the proposed introduction of a Fund to assist persons suffering from the disease as they educate the people on preventive measures.
The Acting Teshie Mankralo, Nii Adjei Adjetey Akufo, said the situation where some people travel abroad and do not return to support their home Country is not encouraging.
The Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Giovanni Fiavilli, commended the Ga-Dangme Associations for their zeal in helping to develop their communities.
He indicated that a list of persons interested in being trained as health personnel is being compiled and asked the team to furnish the Embassy with an official document on that.
Other members of the team include the Chief of Gbee Ewomli Apenkwa, Nii Adjetey Obuor Buor, Naa Korklu Mᴐbᴐnalᴐ, Nungua Manfɔn Manyɛ, Mike Acquaye, Christian Adjetey and Seth Martei Boye.
Projects embarked upon in August this year was with support from Happyman Bitters.
By: Edith Eshun