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Otumfuo Launches ‘Heal KATH Project’ to Raise $10M for Renovation

The King of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has set out to raise an amount of $10 million to renovate the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

His public advocacy to raise this substantial amount officially commenced on Sunday, October 15, 2023, during the commemoration of the Akwasidae festival.

The revenue mobilisation drive is dubbed “The Heal Komfo Anokye Project”  and aims 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.

This happened when a delegation from Tennessee in Memphis, the United States of America (USA), joined the festival.

The King informed them about his quest to raise the significant sum for this noble cause. He told them it was part of his mission to improve healthcare delivery in the Ashanti Region.

Communicating the King’s message to the delegation, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Otumfuo Hiahene, said, “His Majesty has a special request and this is dear to his heart. It has to do with Komfo Anokye, the great high priest in Kumasi,  named after the teaching hospital which was built 70 years ago. It is in dire need of renovation. He has organised a team to raise $10 million to renovate the hospital wards and the extension. You can put it on your agenda {so that} when you get back, you get your colleagues to support.”

In August, Otumfuo decided to spearhead the fundraising project when a group from the hospital, led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Prof Otchere Addai-Mensah, presented the technical and financial proposal to guide the comprehensive renovation of the dilapidated blocks.

His Majesty met the Memphis delegation when he visited the USA in 2022 to headline the Memphis in May Celebration.

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