Regional News of Wed, 12 Sep 20183
Upper West GNA opens donation book to support girl born without anus
The Ghana News Agency in Upper West in collaboration with the Gender Desk of Wa Municipal Assembly have opened a donation book to raise funds to support a 13-year-old girl born without rectal passage.
The amount that would be raised from philanthropic individuals and organisations would be channelled for medical attention of the girl (Name withheld) who was born 13 years ago with rectal passage problem.
She hails from Egu-Zeng Charia, a suburb of Wa and equally suffering from asthma, hearing and visual problems, making her condition complicated for her family alone to handle.
Madam Agness Tungbani, grandmother of the child who doubled as the guardian told the GNA that since the girl was born without anus, it had been difficult for the child to pass out stool normally.
She said she required several medical check-ups and investigations since her childhood, but due to financial constraints, she [the grandmother] could not do much as expected of her after her biological mother abandoned her and absconded to an unknown location.
She said one operation was done to correct the condition, but did not help much as the situation was reversed after few years.
Management of Upper West Regional Coordinating Council at a short ceremony with officials of the Wa Municipal Assembly attended by Mr Abdul Salam Kadiri, the Municipal Co-coordinating Director and Deputy Municipal Coordinating director as well as Hajia Lailatu Issahaku, the Municipal Gender Desk Officer among others expressed their readiness to collaborate with GNA to raise funds to support the girl.
Mr Abdul Salam Kadiri, Municipal Co-ordinating Director said the Assembly was ready to partner GNA in whichever form to support the little poor girl per the good intention by the country’s News Agency.
The GNA together with the Assembly and Social Welfare Directorate have opened a donation book at the GNA office in Block C, Ministries, in Wa and appealed to philanthropists, Non-Governmental Organisations and other benevolent groups to support the girl in dire need of medical attention.