The campus of the Presbyterian Women College of Education (PWCE) in Aburi, Eastern Region, was thrown into a state of sobriety as the students shed tears of joy when executives of the governing New Patriotic Party’s Eastern regional arm, under the leadership of Mr Kingston Kissi, Regional Chairman, donated GHS20,000 to a student who has been diagnosed with brain tumour.
The donation was made on Monday, 3 June 2019.
Ms Sarah Amoako Boateng, a 22-year-old student of PWCE, lost her vision in the left eye in October 2018 due to the condition. The right eye is also following suit.
Upon a series of medical examinations, she was diagnosed in April 2019 with a severe brain tumour which has been growing for years.
Her deteriorating medical condition has brought her menstrual cycle to a halt for about six years now. She also suffers persistent acute headaches and general body weakness, which makes it difficult for her to be on her feet for too long.
The intelligent teacher trainee is running against time to raise $15,000 for life-saving surgery in India, without which doctors say she may live for not too long.
Speaking at the donation ceremony, the Eastern Regional Secretary of the NPP, Mr Jeff Konadu Addo, stated that the party in the region was shaken by the medical threat facing “a rather intelligent young lady”, hence the resolve to, on their own, contribute GHS20,000 to help Ms Boateng.
He further assured Ms Boateng and her family of the party’s resolve to raise additional funds to enable her seek treatment within the limited time she has.
For her part, the Principal of PWCE, Dr Harriet Naki Amui, commended the NPP executives for their swift intervention, stating that this major contribution will open the flood gates for more of such donations.
Apart from the party’s regional secretary, the other members of the NPP’s delegation included Mr Jerry Osei-Poku (E/R Youth Organiser), Ben Kumi Larbi (E/R Treasurer), Hajia Fati Vondoli (E/R Women Organiser), Adamu Musa Raha (Deputy E/R NASARA Coordinator) and Charles Opoku (E/R TESCON Coordinator).
The NPP in the Akuapem South Constituency was also represented by the Constituency executives.