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Women In The Arts cleans Children’s Hospital

BY: Jayne Buckman-Owoo
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President of WITA, Leonora Buckman (extreme right) with other members of the association after the cleaning
President of WITA, Leonora Buckman (extreme right) with other members of the association after the cleaning

Women In The Arts (WITA), an umbrella organisation for all females in the creative arts industry, embarked on a clean-up last Saturday, at the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra.

The exercise, which was dubbed: “Business Health Clean-up” started at 7 a.m. and ended at 2.30 p.m. with the women cleaning the compound, the various wards, as well as the toilet and bathrooms of the hospital.

They were supported by some musicians including Ras-Levi Appiah Kubi, Ras Tivai, as well as some staff of Homebase TV.

The President of WITA, Ms Leonora Buckman told the Daily Graphic the clean-up would be a monthly affair. “The Business Health Clean up is a monthly exercise targeted at the various health installations and hospitals in the country.

“Health facilities are mostly neglected when it comes to sanitation with the view that they can cater for themselves. Although they do, we believe that when we join forces, we can get all the health facilities across the country clean and healthier

“In view of this, we have decided to clean all these health centres on a monthly basis with the use of entertainment to garner enough support from the business world and make it more appealing to the public,” she said.

The exercise was sponsored by Homebase TV, HM Films, City Gold and Brogha Polythene.

Women In The Arts was founded in October 2008. It is made up of actresses, musicians, dancers,models, radio/TV presenters, make-up artists, clothes and beads designers etc.

WITA has supported artistic legends such as the late Awurama Badu, Wofa APC, Grace Nortey, William Addo, Emmary Brown and a host of others.