Suhum New Patriotic Party (NPP) Youth Wing in collaboration with Loyal Ladies and the Member of Parliament for Suhum Constituency has offered free eye screening and distributed lens to residents.
The exercise was specifically to those below the ages of 18 and those above 70 years.
The exercise conducted at the Suhum main Lorry station included the renewal of National Health Insurance for individuals who find themselves between the above-mentioned ages.
The MP, Mr Frederick Opare Ansah addressing the media revealed the rationale behind in organizing the exercise for his people as he believes it is the right time to do as they celebrate the Odwira festival.
According to him, this is not the first time he is organizing such an exercise as a parliamentarian and thought it wise to repeat the charitable act during this year’s Odwira festival when the New Patriotic Party’s youth organizer together with Loyal Ladies in Suhum approached him and remembered him to step up and organize such program.
However, Mr Opare Ansah decided to respond positively to their request in sponsoring the said program with the backing from the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) as well as the party’s chairman to undertake the exercise.
He affirmed that their primary concern in organizing the free eye screening at the lorry station is to enable residents especially drivers to have their eyesight checked since they hold the lives of Ghanaians in our day-to-day activities.
“We bought about thousand pieces of spectacles as well as medication. We are ready to keep on funding the opticians in the municipality to support residents whenever their lenses are out of medication after this exercise,” he said.
In addition, he stressed on why they engaged the kids in the exercise as he is of view to prevent the kids from sustaining an eye problem at infancy, which could affect their education if the family could not afford it at the hospital.
“We are also registering about five thousand people on the National Health Insurance program specifically those below the ages of 18 and those above 70 years and any person that we know to be indigent we will support them to register for free and the target is to have about five thousand people register free of charge” he emphasized.