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20.06.2005 General News

Ghana’s Envoy To The Uk Commends Ghanaians

GHANA HIGH COMMISSION, LONDON

H.E. Mr. Isaac Osei, Ghana's High Commissioner to the UK has expressed his sincerest thanks and appreciation to Ghanaians in the UK for supporting the Mission's charitable projects in aid of the Ghana Police Service and the Children's Block of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

He said the impressive contributions for the two projects - £28,000 for the Ghana Police Appeal Fund and £50,000 for the Children's Block of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital were tangible expression of the determination of Ghanaians resident in the UK to continue to support national reconstruction efforts.

He asked Ghanaians in other parts of the world to consider increasing the level of their contributions in support of their communities back home and added that such a gesture would hasten the pace of development projects being carried out in various parts of the country.

High Commissioner Osei praised members of the Ghana Nurses Association (UK) for their valuable contribution and called on other professional Ghanaian groups in the UK to emulate the good gesture displayed by the nurses.

Mr. Osei made the observations on his return to London after leading a delegation of Ghanaians resident in London to present another cheque of £25,000 as part of the proceeds realised for the Korle bu Teaching Hospital. The amount included £10,000 contribution of the Ghana Nurses Association (UK & Ireland) and £2,000 by GHANATOURS, operators of charter flights to Ghana.

Present at the presentation ceremony were Mrs. Marian Osei, wife of the High Commissioner, Prof. Frimpong Boateng, Chief Executive of the Hospital, Prof. Nana Otuo Acheampong, Publisher of the Ghana Review International and his wife, Mr. Anthony Orgunseitan, Managing Director of Ghana Tours, Mrs. Cecilia Akuffo, a member of the £10-To-Save-A-Life Appeal Fund Committee and Director of Carlton House Residential Homes.

At the ceremony, Mrs. Marian Osei presented the £13,000 on behalf of the Ghanaian residents in the UK while Mrs. Akuffo presented the cheque of £10,000 on behalf of the Ghana Nurses Association.

Receiving the cheques, Dr. Jennifer Welbeck, Acting Head of Department of Child Health thanked the Ghanaian community in the UK, the nurses and Ghana Tours for their impressive donations which, she said, were the highest so far received by the Hospital from Ghanaian residents abroad.

She assured Ghanaians that the money would be properly utilised and urged Ghanaian residents in the UK visiting home to feel free to visit the Hospital to see the major transformation going on in the Children's Block.

High Commissioner Osei associated himself with the sentiments expressed by Dr. Welbeck and expressed profound appreciation for the valuable contributions of the Ghanaians resident in UK to national development.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Isaac Osei urged Ghanaian journalists to diversify the coverage of events to include more reportage on human interest projects and social endeavours of the people towards nation building.

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