Basic Needs, Supports Stabilised Mental Patients

Mariama Salifu(third from left) thanking BasicNeeds-Ghana and DFID-Ghana for the Livelihood  Support items. .

Mariama Salifu(third from left) thanking BasicNeeds-Ghana and DFID-Ghana for the Livelihood Support items. .

Basic Needs Ghana, a non profit organization has presented assorted equipment and cash amount of GH¢16,400.00 to stabilized mental patients of Nima in Accra.

The items which comprised eight deep freezers and seven embroidery machines are to assist the patients and their care-givers to earn a living.

Basic Needs Ghana has been given similar support to patients in their areas of operation under the Livelihood Support to Stabilised Mentally ill People programme funded by Department for International Development (DFID).

Presenting the items, Mr. Fred Nantogmah, Knowledge and Communication Officer, Basic Needs, advised the patients and their care-givers to use the equipment for the purpose for which they were donated.

He said the mentally challenged when given the needed support could contribute to national development, saying “we at Basic Needs are committed to the welfare of mental patients and would support them to be productive citizens to their families and community,” he said.

Receiving the items, Mrs. Mariam Salifu, a volunteer and mental health activist thanked Basic Needs for the support and called on other philanthropists to follow suit.

She observed that Basic Needs was the only organization that showed  concern to the welfare of the patients, calling on donors to commit more funds to the organization.

“I want to congratulate Basic Needs for their kind gesture but asked for more of such donations,” she said.      By Malik Sullemana  

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