The Agave Development Association (ADA) in UK recently held a fundraising dinner dance in London.
The event which took place at The Royal Imperial Hotel, Elizabethan Hall at London Russell Square, had the objective of raising money for furniture and other health accessories for hospitals, clinics and health centres in the Agave District in Ghana.
In his short speech, Mr Kabu Charway, the chairman of the Association, warmly welcomed the guests, thanked them for their support and enthusiasm in joining the members of the Association to raise funds.
He also thanked all who have been supporting the Association in the past.
Mr. Charway stressed on the positive therapeutic effect furniture and other hospital accessories have on improving the health of the patients especially whilst they are anxiously waiting to see the clinicians or other hospital staff for treatment or consultation. He said that a good environment is always part of the formula for cure.
Mr. Charway said that he would continue to uphold the ‘spirit of accountability and transparency’ by ensuring that money donated to the ADA is accounted for.
He thanked members of the Association for their commitment and the executive officers for their continuous support.
The chairman for the occasion, Mr. William Boateng, a retired Ghanaian accountant appealed all to support Agave Development’s efforts in raising funds to improve the quality of treatment in the Agave District.
The Ghana High Commissioner to the UK Prof. Kwaku Danso- Boafo who also graced the occasion stressed on the importance of nation building. He appealed to all to make positive contributions towards development in Ghana. Prof. Danso-Boafo applauded the efforts of Agave Development Association in helping the needy, particularly, the sick in Agave District and Ghana in general.
Mr. Charles Kagatse, 87, the oldest member of the Association received a distinguished award. He was the first treasurer of the Association and served in the same capacity until recently. Mr. Kagatse served and discharged his duties with excellence. He remains a member of the Council of Elders.
Rev. Sylvanus Tetteh, Ghana Chaplain, opened the event with prayers and blessings.
As a sign of respect a minute of silence was observed for the Awormefia of Agave, Togbega Axazie Degenu III who was given a state burial on 16th April 2011. May He Rest in Peace.