?First lady, Lordina Mahama, has made a passionate call on Ghanaians to use this Christmas season to show love to the?sick, the orphans, and??vulnerable in our societies.?
First Lady, also called on Ghanaians to renew their commitment to the welfare of children during the Christmas festive season. She said Christmas is a goodwill season and we must use the period to teach our children to live responsible lives.
Lordina Mahama was speaking at the end of year children?s party at the?Princess Marie Louise children?s hospital, in Accra.
She appealed to Ghanaians to use the Christmas season to renew their commitment to the welfare of children and teach them to live responsible lives.
?As society, we must ensure the survival, protection and development of our children as well as enabling them to enjoy prosperity, and warmth of our families, friends and society.? Mrs Mahama noted.
She also called on Ghanaians to support the President, to achieve our collective vision that guarantees a decent and dignified life for all our citizens.
?We can only do this if we attach great?importance to? taking? care? of,? and? creating opportunities for our children, particularly girls, so they can experience inclusive development and be protected from? negative? social? phenomenon? such? as?sexual abuse, violence in? all? forms, illegal child labour and victims of human trafficking.?Lordina Mahama added.
Lordina Mahama acknowledged the Princess Marie Louise children?s hospital?s contribution to government?s determination to meet the?Millennium Development Goal 4, which is aimed at reducing child mortality by two-thirds for children under five.
For his part,?Reverend Father Andrew Campbell, Board Chairman of the Hospital, appealed for more doctors since the hospital currently has only six permanent doctors taking care of more than one thousand patients. According to him the hospital is also in dire need of an ambulance and health equipment.
The children from Tema SOS, SDA School, Agbobloshie streets kids among others.
Access bank, Energy bank and Movenpick donated items?to the patients of the Princess Marie Louise Children?s hospital.