Should Dagbon be divided to create the Eastern Corridor Region?
Yes
No
Only if Yendi is Capital City
view results

HIV/AIDS Patients Supported


2007-09-17 21:22:56
This article has been read 803 times.


Ramatu Mahama
Rama Foundation, an NGO dedicated to improving the living conditions of the marginalized and vulnerable in society has presented assorted items valued over 80 million cedis to two HIV/AIDS groups in the Tamale Metropolis and the Savelugu District.

The items, which were donated to the Brotherhood Association of Savelugu and the Mabahigu Association of Tamale, included 50 crates of minerals, 20 bags of rice, 15 bags of maize, five cartons of cooking oil and five cartons of soap.

Hajia Ramatu Aliu Mahama, President of Rama Foundation who made the presentation at a one-day workshop on HIV/AIDS in Tamale on Saturday noted that people affected by HIV/AIDS lost their jobs, which affected their ability to care for their dependants.

The Workshop, which was on the theme: "Be your brothers Keeper was organised in collaboration with the Ghana AIDS Commission.

She called on NGOs and other organisations to promote income generation activities and the provision of micro-credit to People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAS) by involving them in economic activities.

She particularly urged district assemblies to extend credit from their Poverty Alleviation Fund to PLWHAS.

The wife of the Vice President urged the PLWHAS to venture into areas such as vegetable farming, shea butter extraction and the handicraft industry, adding that, these were economic activities that did not require huge capital outlays.

Hajia Ramatu said if these were done effectively it would give hope to those with HIV/AIDS to live normal lives and also go a long way to release the stress on them as a result of stigmatisation and discrimination.

She said antiretroviral drugs were now being administered in hospitals throughout the country at subsidised prices and urged the PLHAS to take advantage.

Madam Zalia Zempare, Executive Director of Rama Foundation, also provided six million cedis to three orphan children for the payment of their school fees and to provide them with uniforms and bags.

She said the Foundation had also spent about 3.6 million cedis for the purchase of drugs for HIV/AIDS patients.

source: ghanadistricts.com

Latest News
Vitting SHS students ‘sleeping under trees’


Abudus withdraw from Dagbon peace talks again


Tamale residents defend Mayor as impeachment agitation gathers momentum


Two killed in ‘attack’ on Fulanis at Yendi


Tamale Mayor faces impeachment over ‘stinking’ contracts, disrespect


'Mahama Camboo' collapsing taxi business


‘Yellow-Yellow’, the ‘Uber’ of Tamale pushing taxi drivers out of busine


Buipe SHS matron arrested for stealing free SHS food


NPP youth invade police station, free suspects in Karaga


NPP youth chase DCE out of his residence


back January 2018 forward
S
MTWTF
S
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
-
16

currently online

2203153

visitors since Jan. 2006
Last updated: