Mr. Kwadwo Asamoah, midfielder of the Ghana Black Stars (Ghana’s senior national soccer team) donated $20,000 to  Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi in support of the fight against COVID-19. Having witnessed the severity of the pandemic in Italy where Mr. Asamoah plays his professional football with Serie A side Inter Milan, Mr. Asamoah saw the urgency in joining hands with KATH and other stakeholders to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.

In a statement made of his behalf, Mr. Asamoah expressed much concern about the reported cases of people infected with new coronavirus in Ghana. Mr. Asamoah called on Ghanaians to adhere to the prevention protocols and control measures instituted by government and health partners. Mr. Asamoah also called on Ghanaians to keep seeking divine intervention to avert a calamity in Ghana, considering that medical science alone had so far not been able to find a solution to the global health crisis.

Mr. Emmanuel Akwasi Asamoah, father of Mr. Kwadwo Asamoah, presented the cheque to CEO of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Dr. Oheneba Danso. Dr. Danso said the Mr. Asmoah’s demonstrated love and concern for Ghanaians deserved plaudits. Dr. Danso said that the donated funds came at a critical time when KATH needed equipment and supplies to treat coronavirus patients and other patients who needed immediate care. He however point out that notwithstanding the numerous donations KATH had received, the hospital still needed financial resources to purchase more PPE to augment that provided by government. Dr. Danso therefore appealed to other benevolent individuals and organizations to come to the help of KATH so the hoospital could provide quality healthcare services to Ghanaians.

Credits: (Daniel Kenu) | (Michael Nabary)