Ghanaian gospel Singer Ernest Nii Okai-OKoi, known in music circle as Nii Okai, whose debut hit album ‘Mokobe’ continues to bless lives in Ghana and across the world. On the occasion of ‘’Mokobe’s 10th anniversary, Nii Okai launched the Saving Heart project to perform 10 open heart surgeries for 10 under privileged children under the age of 10 across the 10 regions of Ghana.
This time, the Nii Okai Saving Heart Foundation will collaborate with the Student Representative council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to stage a huge concert on Saturday October 21 on the campus of KNUST to fuel the campaign to save 40 hearts with his new album – ‘Yesu hi’ interpreted as Jesus is good.
Speaking at a press launch of the 40 Hearts Concert on world Health day at KNUST, Nii Okai emphasized his commitment to raise funds for the sustainability of the campaign through collaborating with partners across the world to provide long-term lasting solutions and driving heart-health campaigns.
The president of the Student Representative Council, David Dannah in a speech, expressed the SRC’s commitment to the Nii Okai Saving Heart Project as their responsibility to help save a life.
‘’The SRC is committed to support this in any way possibly best. Our predecessors and the then Dean of student agreed that the SRC will contribute some amount to support the foundation to undertake successful surgeries to the affected children from the SRC generated funds (SRC dues). That is one of the most lasting impact we can ever make more than the entertainment and some monument we build on campus in order to be able to give hope to people who are in need’’, He stated.
The SRC president further urged government to come on board to help provide facilities for the Nii Okai Saving Heart Foundation in order to save lives.
So far 10 surgeries have been successfully conducted and the beneficiaries are all doing well. The beneficiaries are:
- Kuma Frimpong
- Godsway Egli
- Godfred Awuah Mensah
- Blessing Ali-Acheampong
- Lawretta Kpong
- Samira Seidu
- Janet Agenture
- Fredrick Danquah
- Elizabeth Dzaba
- Mohamed Abdul Majeed
Source: John Essien/Focusfmonline.com