BY PHILIP ANTOH firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Catharine Hamilton, Greater Accra Regional Manager of NRSC presenting the items to Principal Nursing Officer in charge of Ward D, Mrs Cynthia Lartey while Rev Crabbe and other nurses look on (inset) the CEO of MSC presenting a cheque to Rev Crabbe
IMPACT SOULS Mission (ISM), an organisation that advocates road safety and regulations, has donated items worth over GHȼ 3,000.00 to accident victims at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The donation was an annual event carried out by ISM to support accident victims in various hospitals across the country to alleviate their plight.
This year’s event was made possible through the sponsorship of Marketing Support Consultancy Limited (MSC) based in Aborfu near Achimota, who doled out GHȼ 2,000.00 with support from other companies and individual philanthropists.
Presenting the items, the Greater Accra Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mrs Catharine Hamilton said supporting accident victims was a shared responsibility.
Mrs Hamilton said drivers and motor cyclists must be watchful when using the road to avoid accidents.
She called on Corporate Ghana to support the initiative and charged parents and adults to always guide their children when accessing the road.
Some of the items donated were 150 pieces of A1 cake bread, assorted drinks, toiletries and biscuits. Others were soap, milk, detergents and host of many other items to both accident victims and some nurses who were on duty that day.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Korle-Bu Hospital, the Principal Nursing Officer in charge of Ward D, Mrs Cynthia Lartey thanked ISM group for their kind gesture and requested for financial assistant for their patients.
Mrs Lartey revealed that most of their male patients who seek medical care at the hospital are not on the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE, the Chief Executive Officer of Marketing Support Consultancy Limited, Mr Olakunle Olutimehin said the company saw the need to support the initiative because “we think it is a good cause, hence the decision to support the drive.”
Mr Olutimehin added that as part of the company’s cooperate social responsibility, it decided to support the goal because “we believe that the government alone cannot solve all the problems in society.”
MSC, which was incorporated in Ghana in 2005, provides business support for young businesses. It is also an advocacy platform for both local and international organisations.
The founder of ISM, Rev Benedict Cyril Crabbe, thanked MSC Limited for their support, individuals such as A1 Cake Bread, former Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North, Mr Justice Joe Appiah, former Broadcaster, Mr Amankwah Ampofo and host of others for their selfless service to the group.
Rev Crabbe called on drivers to stop drink driving and charged passengers to speak out whenever they feel their life is in danger.
“This is the ninth year of undertaking this project. Over the years I have been doing it with my own support but thanks to the new board chairman of NRSC and his church, International Central Gospel Church, East Legon, Yahweh Temple, we get support,” he stated.
He called for support from Corporate Ghana and said accident victims are also part of society and must be supported.