A Kumasi based non-governmental organization, Willingway Foundation Ghana has commissioned an ultramodern hostel facility in Kumasi for mentally challenged persons.
The initiative which is aimed at providing shelter, feeding and treatments for persons with mental illness is in partnership with the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate, Social Welfare Department, Environmental Health and Sanitation, among others.
The foundation and it’s partners took to the streets of Kumasi on Thursday August 11, 2022 to remove some vagrants, with the maiden edition targeting only women.
Founder of the foundation, Mrs. Lydia Abena Manu in an interview with PAG TV News expressed her commitment towards ensuring that mentally challenged persons are giving the needed attention they deserve.
“Buses were made available to convey these vagrants off the streets to our facility situated at Ejisu-Asawase in Kumasi. We are acquired some beds and mattress and have put up a special place of convinient for them. Qualified medical personnel have also been employed to supervise and provide treatments for them. We are of a firm believe that they recover and gets back to their families”. Mrs. Manu noted.
Ashanti Regional Coordinator for Mental Health, Mrs. Faustina Nuako also called on both corporate Ghana and individuals across the country and beyond to support this momentous initiative by Willingway Foundation Ghana.
“My office is pleased to be associated with Mrs. Abena Manu and her Willingway Foundation team, this is because her outfit has over the years contributed immensely towards providing advocacy on various media platforms regarding drug addiction and mental health related issues. I want to use this opportunity to call on Ghanaians and even those in the diaspora to support this significant initiative by Abena Manu”. She explained.
PAG TV News
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