Otumfuo To Launch Fundraising For KATH Renovation

The King of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will officially unveil an initiative to raise US$10 million this Friday at the Komfo Anokye Teaching (KATH) Hospital.

The initiative dubbed, “The Heal Komfo Anokye Project”, is meant to raise funds to give a facelift to the almost 70-year facility which has been deprived of the taste of renovation since its construction in 1954.

According to the teaching hospital, the funds will address the urgent need for infrastructural improvements in Ghana’s second-largest teaching hospital, which receives referrals from 12 out of the 16 regions of Ghana.

His Majesty leads the course.

In August, he 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.

He will officially launch it on November 10, 2023, at the hospital at 11 a.m.

Public Advocacy
Otumfuo has already set out to raise the substantial amount with public advocacy.

The public advocacy commenced on Sunday, October 15, 2023, during the commemoration of the Akwasidae festival when a delegation from Tennessee in Memphis, the United States of America (USA), joined.

The King informed them about his quest to raise a 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 Otumfuo’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.”

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