Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the popular fast food chain in Accra, has shown support to the First Lady’s 'Save A Mother, Save A Child' project.
The company donated GHC 10,000 to the project which is an initiative of the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation, as part of their corporate responsibility.
The business director at Masco Foods, which manages the KFC franchise in Ghana, Sundeep Geethanandan presented the cheque to the First Lady.
In a report by MyJoyOnline.com, the First Lady’s efforts to raise funds for the initiative were lauded by Mr. Geethanandan, who said the company was pleased to support such a project.
At the ceremony, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo thanked the management of KFC for their gesture, and called on more organizations to support the initiative which is aimed at ending the rate of maternal mortality in Ghana.
The goal of the initiative is to construct a unit for mothers and children at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, to ease the congestion of patients at the current unit.
In May of this year, Mrs. Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the commencement of work on the project and it is expected to be completed in four months.
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, of the Kristo Asafo Mission also made a donation of GHC 500,000..
He lauded the First Lady’s campaign, stating that the project will certainly prevent more deaths of women and children due to lack of facilities at the hospital.
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