Last week Saturday in Adabraka; a suburb of Accra, a health screening exercise was organized to give residents an opportunity to update their health statuses. The Adabraka Zongo Community, an association of concerned individuals resident in Adabraka, were the organisers of the 1 day exercise.
The Secretary for the Adabraka Zongo Community, Mr Ali Issah, said that the maiden health screening exercise by the neighbourhood watchdog was necessary as health is necessary for wealth creation. “If you are healthy, you can do everything”, he said. Mr Issah said that it was crucial to the development of the Adabraka Zongo Community that indigenes of the area took interest in their own affairs and avoid waiting for external support. “We have to wake up our community because nobody will organize our community for us”, he emphasized.
The exercise was organized with support from the Adabraka Polyclinic. Alhaji Kabe, the organiser for the Adabraka Zongo Community, expressed his satisfaction and optimism about the exercise and was hopeful that subsequent projects will lead to the gradual improvement of the Adabraka Community.