Diana Hamilton Leads Sponsors To Donate Towards KATH Renovation

Ghanaian gospel artiste Diana Hamilton has led her sponsors into making substantial donations towards the Heal Komfo Anokye Project spearheaded by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The brand ambassador for Awake Natural Mineral Water, Enterprise Insurance and Property Electronics, announced the donations to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II during a courtesy call on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

In her address, the musician who doubles as a nurse announced an amount of GHC20,000 made towards the rehabilitation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) by Enterprise Life Insurance and appliances from Property Electronics.

“KATH has appointed me as an ambassador for the fundraising and before coming here, I spoke to my sponsors. Enterprise Life has given me an envelope of GHc20,000 as their contribution.

“I also went to Property Electronics…and they have decided to furnish one of the nurses’ offices with air conditioner, fridge and microwave.”

Diana was at the Palace with representatives of her lead sponsors including Mr Daniel Eduam, the Kumasi Branch Manager for Enterprise Life Insurance, Mark Mensah Abban, the Middle Belt Sales and Distribution Manager for Awake Natural Mineral Water and Tony Afoakwa, the Managing Director for Property Electronics as well as her husband, Dr Joseph Hamilton.

About Heal KATH
The Project dubbed Heal KATH is aimed at mobilising US$10 million to address the urgent need for infrastructural improvements in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana’s second-largest teaching hospital, which receives referrals from 12 out of the 16 regions of Ghana, through the solicitation of funds.

Hailing Otumfuo for spearheading the project during its launch on November 10, 2023, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KATH, Prof Otchere Addai-Mensah, said the renovation had been on the drawing board of the hospital Board for the last 50 years but had to be shelved due to lack of funds.

He highlighted that persistent over-utilisation and consequent wear and tear over the years have made the structure unfit for the provision of contemporary healthcare services.

“Plumbing, electrical wires, windows, roofing, washrooms and all ancillary facilities have for years now deteriorated beyond maintenance,” he listed as he explained the structure has never tasted renovation since its existence.

Speaking at the event, His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II characterized the current state of the hospital as embarrassing and stressed the urgent need to raise funds to attend to the building which is close to 70 years old.

“12 of 16 regions have their patients referred here. Patients get drenched when it rains and the exposed wires can cause fire outbreaks when rainwater comes into contact with the wires. Even the new Emergency Ward is in dire need of renovation. We will be brought to this hospital when the need arises and so there is a need to work it out.”

According to him, the project cannot wait for any government since many governments reigned and ended their tenure without any particular attention to the hospital.

“Governments come and go but the building remains and it is up to us to renovate it. It shouldn’t therefore be politicised….Though the amount is huge, if each household on this land decided to contribute each month, we would go a long way to heal the hospital.”


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