The Member of Parliament who appealed to all MPs to make at least a donation of 1000 cedis towards an immediate expansion of the maternity ward of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is leading by example.
Patrick Boamah has paid Ȼ5,000 into a special Prudential Bank account set up solely for all MPs to send their contributions to, Joy News can confirm.
The contribution is part of attempts to reduce the high mortality rate of mothers and children at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
It follows a Joy News documentary, Next to Die, by Seth Kwame Boateng which painted a heartbreaking story of how mothers, babies die at KATH each day due to congestion at the maternity ward.
At least four children are reported dead each day at the second largest referral hospital in Ghana, Seth Kwame Boateng documentary revealed.
He also discovered that a 43-year-old new maternity ward project has been left uncompleted and begging for attention and completion.
Shortly after the documentary, attempts have been made by civil society groups, the government, the first and second ladies to raise funds to complete the ward.
MPs were not left out with Patrick Boamah, MP for Okaikoi South, leading the crusade for the MPs.
He has since contributed Ȼ5,000 into a fund and waiting for his colleagues to do same.
"I think this is a special project that requires special attention. I believe that MPs and the government must adopt the right strategies. We must do something out of the ordinary," he said.
"If each MP pays a Ȼ1,000, it will go a long way," he added
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