The Archbishop Asafo-Agyei Foundation has been launched in Kumasi to provide quality healthcare and education for the people.
Founded by Archbishop Prof. Dr Asafo-Agyei Anane Frempong, Chief Executive Officer of the Asafo-Agyei hospital in Daaban-Kumasi, the foundation will assist in areas of health, education and missionary work as its key pillars.
The foundation will not only cater for the poor but people who lack knowledge on certain key diseases especially piles which is common among the people. Support will be provided in the form of patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
Archbishop Asafo-Agyei who disclosed this observed that among the challenges of the 20th Century, the top two were the basic necessities and assurances in life including saving the earth and eliminating poverty.
“Poverty in Ghana is becoming alarming and past and present governments have all made interventions to alleviate it but to no avail. As private individuals we must team up to support the government”, he said
The foundation, he added, was dedicated to partnering organisations and individuals who share the vision of supporting humanity in the health sector, education through entrepreneurial support and mission work by spreading the gospel.
“Society needs to be transformed not in our minds but through our activities. Let’s remember we are the agents of change as such we should conduct ourselves in the manner befitting that of the Lord Jesus Christ” he said.
Archbishop Asafo-Agyei announced that the foundation will soon establish branches in the United States of America, United Kingdom and other countries with the vision to impact lives and export the treatment of piles beyond the shores of Ghana through medical tourism and also spread the word of God through missions.
Launching the foundation on behalf of Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Dr Dr Duncan Nuako, observed that the launch was timely stressing that Ghana was in need of individuals who will spearhead the change needed for accelerated development through improved access to health and education.
He called for support for the foundation to enable it to realise its goal of making a positive impact on society.
The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare endorsed the foundation and said the government would ensure quality, accessible and affordable healthcare for all as it was not only concerned with industrial transformation but also had a key interest in providing basic societal needs to alleviate hardships on its people.
The government, he said, was working assiduously to revitalise the National Health Insurance Scheme by restructuring and finding sustainable methods to secure financing to support the scheme.
The foundation is under the patronage of His Royal Highness Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene.