Ghana Red Cross Society has held its General Assembly at Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and has elected the following members as it’s National Executive Members for a two term in office to stair the affairs of the National Society.
Dr. Micheal Agyekum Addo the incumbent President was re-elected as the President (1st from Right) Dr. Jacob Abebrese who was keenly contested by Mr. Emmanuel Djan Ashley was also re-elected as the Vice President, Mr Kingsley Yaw Pereko was elected as Health Adviser, Mr. James Addy was elected as Public Relations Adviser, Mr. Albert Agya Anochie was elected as the Hon. Treasurer and Mr. Kwame Gyimah Akwafo elected as the Legal Adviser. The youth at their meeting unanimously appoint Master. Mr Silas Quarcoo Barawusu as the National Youth Representative to the national executive.
The following five additional members were also elected as council members as per constitutional requirement, Mr Patrick Owusu Awuku, Mr Kwame Darko-Asumadu, Mr Ebenezer K. Addae, Naa Robert Loggah and Nana Adjei Addo for a two year term as well.
The General Assembly brought together about 75 delegates and observers from all the ten regions to take stock of its activities for the past two years as a National Society and the way forwards.
In his address, the President, Dr. Michael Agyekum Addo reminded members that currently there is a donor fatigue and foreign funding is no longer forthcoming, this was the sustainability of the Ghana Red Cross Society.
He therefore psyched members on the need to be innovative to raise funds through Red Cross activities in the country stressing on the need that there are more initiatives available which we can develop to stay relevant and sustainable.
He therefore projected that by next year, The Ghana Red Cross Society should be able to raise one million Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 1,000,000.00) through its activities and the society at national level would establish Red Cross Shops among others to keep us sustainable.
The Society pledged to reduce its debts, and with volunteers and its own staff spread information on First Aid and impart other life-saving skills to the general public, to prevent and control accidents, mishaps and catastrophes, in the country.
The Society pledged to be financially transparent, cost effective in its operations and with volunteers and its own staff spread information on First Aid and impart other life-saving skills to the general public, to prevent and control accidents, mishaps and catastrophes, in the country.