The Chief and President of the Owirekyiman Traditional Council last weekend conferred honors on the President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai.
Ahunabobrim Prah Agyensaim VI, President of the traditional council leading the chorus of praise at a grand durbar at Assin Kushea commended the BCI leader for being a selfless leader.
He also lauded the famous cancer surgeon for being a great humanitarian and an icon of excellence, adding the work Dr Wiafe does goes beyond women empowerment.
The Chief noted his excitement at the passion with which the BCI leader conducts advocacy and medical screenings against breast cancer in the country.
‘’We as a people are proud to know you and it is no wonder you bear the name of my mother who was also selfless. We are encouraged with the passion, zeal and commitment you attach to your work as surgeon, humanitarian and philanthropist’’, Nana noted with excitement.
In her succinct response, Dr Wiafe Addai expressed delight at the honor done her and her team for the work they do at BCI.
She noted the honor will spur the team on to do even more knowing much is expected from them.
The BCI, the cancer surgeon noted is committed to reaching out with sensitization drives to help educate the populace about breast cancer and the available treatments to dealing with same.
Dr Wiafe thanked the Chiefs and people of Owirekyiman for the honor and promised to do more for the society so that together they can deal with breast cancer and all ailments that afflict people.
‘’We at BCI together with survivors of breast cancer are committed to reaching out to the people of Ghana with education about cancers and other communicable as well as non-communicable diseases and with such public recognition from the people of Owirekyiman we are buoyed to do more’’, Dr Addai reiterated.
Earlier on in the day, the BCI team held a free medical screening for the people of Owirekyiman as about 560 participated in the exercise.
Apart from the women testing for breast cancer, others also had the opportunity to be screened for prostrate, diabetes, and hypertension.
Present at the screening exercise were the MP for Assin North, Hon Abena Durowaa, the Deputy Central Regional Minister, Thomas Agyei Baffoe and the District Chief Executive, Hon Charles Amanor.
The screening having been sponsored by the Delta Airlines had all Chiefs from the various areas in Owirekyireman taking part.
Dr Wiafe Addai, addressing the people during the screening at the Assin Kushea Government Hospital advised the people to take particular interest in their health and asked that the women periodically examine their breasts so that they know their state at all times.
Source:Michael Ofosu-Afriyie|Ghanaian Observer Newspaper|Ghana