About 200 Senior Citizens in the Brong Ahafo region on Saturday,1st July benefited from a free health screening organised by Brong Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council(RCC).

The programme which took place at the premises of the Regional Coordinating Council in Sunyani was organised to mark Ghana’s 57 Republic Day Anniversary, which is used to commemorate and celebrate the invaluable service of the Senior Citizens in the country.

It is also to show appreciation for the selfless contributions and devotion to duty during the years of active service of gallant men and women who have contributed significantly to the overall development of Ghana.

The exercise which was led by Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Lawyer Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh, was aimed at determining the oral and medical health status of the Senior Citizens and to advise them on how to live healthy lives.

They were tested for Blood Pressure,diabetes, Body Mass Index, Dental screening among others free of charge.

Speaking on behalf of the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Evelyn Amma Kumi, the Municipal Chief Executive(MCE) for Sunyani said that,

“We are doing this to ensure that our senior citizens stay healthy to go about their daily activities peacefully ”

She further stated that the government of Ghana recognizes their positive contributions to the development process and will continue to support them with the needed interventions that will ensure their social security.

Again, she said,
“We appreciate and commend the good effort by you which has helped significantly to build our nation and wish to use this occasion to further encourage you to continue with your good work even though you are no more in active service, to guide and nurture those in service to exhibit such high sense of patriotism in serving mother Ghana” he told senior citizens.

The Minister assured them of the Government’s unflinching support and commitment to their welfare.

She continued and said, “we are therefore more than willing to receive your advice to help our country to develop”.

The Minister advised them to regularly go in for check-ups as well as engage in physical exercises like walking around among others in order to stay healthy.

The occasion attracted other government functionaries like  Hon. Martin Obeng, DCE for Sunyani West, Nananom in Sunyani among others.

By: Nana Antwi Boasiako

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