2nd Lady Donates To Matthew 25 PLHIVs

Mrs. Amissah-ArthurThe Second Lady, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur has donated assorted items to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVs) at the Matthew 25 House in Koforidua.

The  donation  of the items which included food items, blankets, rubber cups, bowls and buckets is to support the inmates of Mathew 25.

Presenting the items to the House, Mrs Amissah-Arthur encouraged the PLHIVs not to be self stigmatised but rather come out boldly to engage in vocations to keep them.

He advised Ghanaians to stop the stigmatisation of such persons so that they could come out and contribute to the development of the country.

‘We are all human and these people are just like us and we need to stop the stigmatisation so that they can mingle with us and also contribute their quota to development but not to be kept indoors as we normally do’.

The Second Lady advised Ghanaians to show love to such persons adding that “these are some of the things we can learn from the outside countries which do not stigmatise their sick people.

She said the visit to the Matthew 25 House was to help her familiarise and ascertain the welfare of the inmates and gave the assurance that could continue to support the PLHIV.

Receiving the items, the Director of  Matthew 25 House, Msgr. Alex Bobby Benson  expressed gratitude to the Second Lady for showing interest in the PLHIVs assuring that the items would be shared to the beneficiaries.

He said that since its establishment in December, 2003, some staff and clients of the House have been stigmatised but the situation had not deterred them from engaging in productive ventures.

“We have continued to organise several outreach programmes and workshops  on HIV/AIDs in our communities and schools to create awareness of HIV/AIDS and how it can be prevented,” he stressed

Mr Benson mentioned inadequate funding erratic supply of antiretroviral medicines and stigmatisation as some of the major challenges facing  Mathew 25 and appealed to the government to come to its aid.  From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu-Nyarko, Koforidua



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