Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 recipient of the ‘Best Rapper’ award ‘Medikal’, has stated that as a way of giving back to his community, he has planned a free health screening exercise for residents of Sowutuom and Kwashieman neighborhoods this Saturday. The exercise will precede a grand musical concert which will host the likes of Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, King Promise and Medikal himself. Residents will have the opportunity to check their status on diseases such as Hepatitis B, and other areas such as blood pressure. The free health screening will be at the Kwashieman Park and will be in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Korle – Bu Teaching Hospital.
A few weeks ago, rapper Medikal held a press conference and launch of his concert ‘Welcome to Sowutuom’ in Accra. He explained the initiative as part of a broader plan to give back to the society as a form of appreciation for the support shown him over the years. The rapper, as part of the activities prior to the concert, stated that there will be a free health screening exercise for people in the Sowutuom Kwashieman community. “Sowutuom is where I grew up and obviously a lot of people know that because I make a lot of mentions of Sowutuom in my music. Also, having my family there and most of my friends, I feel I should do something for the community. However, this is not the first time that I am organizing a show for my fans but this time, I want to take it back home”, he said.
The Business Development Manager of AMG Business and the Marketing and Brands Manager Nhyira Boakye, added why the health screening exercise was necessary. “As an artiste, it is very important to give back to the society. Medikal has been in the industry for a while now and won so many awards. This has been because of the support from his people in Sowutuom and Kwashieman areas. So, we felt that he shouldn’t just do a concert but also touch lives. Hence, we are aiming at reaching about 10,000 people with this free health screening exercise on Saturday”, he added.
The health screening exercise comes off in the morning at the Kwashieman park this Saturday. People will be given medical checks for diseases as well as other health related matters, and also giving advice on how to prevent or manage such ailments if present. There will be health professionals around to conduct the event and administer treatment where applicable. The event is supported by Papa’s Pizza and Officer Bitters.
By Jerry Wonder