New Aplaku and MAREDES support hospital
THE Knights and Ladies of Marshall (KLM), a Catholic friendly society, has donated a water storage tank (Polytank), 50 plastic chairs and assorted drugs to the Ga South Municipal Hospital in Accra.
The 10,000-litre capacity water tank and the other items, all valued at GH¢11,000, were presented by Council 109 and Court 105 branch of of the Knights and Ladies of Marshallan, to the authorities of the hospital last Saturday.
The items were presented by the Noble Lady of Court 105, Sister Justina Ayele Enninful, on behalf of the group while a nursing officer at the hospital, Ms Juliana Nketia, received the items on behalf of the authorities of the hospital.
The donation formed part of the humanitarian activities under the Marshallan Relief and Development Services (MAREDES), the charitable wing in charge of social responsibility initiatives of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall.
It was meant to address some key challenges the hospital faced, especially in water supply.
The Accra West Regional Grand Knight, Worthy Brother Peter K. Wireko, observed that charity and love for the needy were core principles embedded in Christianity and the Catholic faith.
Worthy Bro. Wireko used the opportunity to call on the public to be tolerant and peace-loving as the country heads to the November 7 polls.
“As the political parties go along with their message, it should not be done amidst tension and violence. We must consider ourselves as each other’s keeper,” he said.
The Grand Knight of Council 109, Brother Patrick Honyah, said water played a vital role in life but the Ga South Municipal Hospital faced water shortage.
“We are located in the same community and use the facility too. It is, therefore, a step in the right direction that we are contributing to reduce the water shortage challenge in the hospital,” he said.
For her part, Ms Nketia said the donation was timely and would go a long way to improve the water situation at the hospital.
Established in 1926, the Knights and Ladies of Marshall exist in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and the United Kingdom. It exists in parishes of the Catholic Church where the society exists to support the church.
In fulfillment of the objective of the 90th anniversary, each Council or Court is expected to execute a charitable project.
The Accra East Regional Council and Courts recently donated books worth GH¢1 million to deprived schools across the country.