Matilda Adomolga-Adageba (left) receiving her certificate from Nana Esi Adade, Assistant Governor
Matilda Adomolga-Adageba (left) receiving her certificate from Nana Esi Adade, Assistant Governor

Kumasi East Rotary Club urges more education on mental health

The Rotary Club of Kumasi East has called on the government and the media to devote more attention to mental health education in the country.


The club said issues of mental health have not been given much attention over the years and that it was time a new look was taken at the subject to save lives.

The new President of the Rotary Club of Kumasi East, Matilda Adukuma Adomolga-Adageba, made the appeal during the 33rd handing over and fundraising dinner organised by the club in Kumasi.


Ms Adomolga-Adageba, who is a professional nurse, said the need for public awareness of mental health had become very important in the wake of the reported cases of suicides in the country in recent times.

She explained that when people became aware of the condition, they would be able to seek help when they start to experience the symptoms.

This, she said, would help the country to save lives and also stop people from resorting to suicide when in crisis.

She, therefore, called on the media to partner the Rotary Club of Kumasi East to embark on massive public education to sensitise the public to the menace.

Other project

She said apart from mental health education, the club would continue with protection of the environment by embarking on tree planting exercises in some selected basic schools.

She said her administration intended to plant 500 seedlings to complement those that have been planted by her predecessor.

As part of the efforts to inculcate the preservation of the environment into children, she said the club would also present books on the environment to some selected basic schools within the region.

Ms Adomolga-Adageba said the club had over the years supported some institutions in the region and cited the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) of the Kumasi South Hospital, ICU and also organised cervical cancer screening for residents in the region.

Outgoing president

The immediate Past President, Sharon Ofori-Kuragu, expressed appreciation for the support she received during her tenure of office.

She mentioned some of the projects embarked on by her administration to include menstrual hygiene education for girls in some selected schools in the Ashanti Region, the adoption of the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) of the Kumasi South Hospital among others.

She described her reign as eventful and encouraged the newly elected president to continue with the good work and wished the new administration a successful rotary year.

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