By Cpl Ardayfio JNA
The Ghana Independent Infantry Company 1 (GHANCOY1) of the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS), who just exited the UNMISS theatre for GHANCOY 2, have, through their Officer Commanding (OC) Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Felix Kweku Mautsueni, donated Two Thousand Dollars (USD $2,000), to the Kokrokoo Charities Foundation, to support the purchase of incubators to aid neonatal care in Ghana.
The gesture, on Thursday 17 October 2019, forms part of the Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) and social intervention task of GHANCOY 1, a unit of personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, which was deployed as part of UNMISS, to help restore lasting peace to South Sudan, from June 2018 to September 2019.
Lt Col Mautsueni, handing over the donation to Kwame Sefa Kayi – founder of the Kokrokoo Charities Foundation on behalf of the Unit, at the premises of Peace FM, a radio station based in Accra, indicated that during the tour of duty in South Sudan, personnel of the unit agreed to set aside a token of the ‘Earned Dollar’, to support a worthy course, and the Kokrokoo Charities, was chosen to be the beneficiary unanimously.
Receiving the donation, Kwame Sefa Kayi expressed heartfelt gratitude to the OC and personnel of GHANCOY1 for setting aside a token from their sweat and toil in the harsh climate and conditions of the operational area, to support his dream.
The Kokrokoo Charities Foundation is a social intervention initiative set up by Kwame Sefa Kayi, a broadcast journalist, and is aimed at addressing critical socio-health needs in Ghana and help resolve emerging development challenges.
‘Project 100 incubators’, was launched in 2014, with the goal of raising funds to purchase 100 incubators for health facilities in the country, to help fight against infant mortality amongst children born pre-term, and so far, the foundation has donated incubators to several health facilities, throughout the length and breadth of the Ghana.