As part of activities in marking Mothers’ Day celebration, the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) on Friday, May 11, 2018, put smiles on nursing mothers at the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi when they offered them free cocoa drinks.
The same event which took place at the Manhyia Government Hospital also in Kumasi, was also to introduce to the nursing mothers the health benefits of cocoa, especially products of the CPC .
Speaking at the ceremony, the Managing director of the Cocoa Processing Company, Nana Agyenim Boateng, said the occasion was to show appreciation to mothers for their love and care, by which most people have reached where they are in the society.
“Mothers’ day is especially designed to show appreciation to our mothers who conceived us in womb for nine months with pains and other diseases that associate with pregnancy. So it’s prudent for CPC to celebrate with the nursing mothers at both KATH and Manhyia Hospital, ahead of the day which falls on Sunday, May 13, 2018,” he said.
Nana Agyenim Boateng, who is also the traditional ruler of Amoaman Traditional Area in the Atwima Nwabiagya district of the Ashanti region, added that “we are also here to introduce to the nursing mothers the health benefits of cocoa products, especially those from the CPC. Cocoa helps nursing and lactating mothers, especially the antioxidant chemical that protects the human body. It also provides breast-milk for lactating mothers and helps conception through to delivery,” he added.
The Deputy Director of Nursing at KATH’s Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dorothy Yeboah, on behalf of the hospitals and mothers, expressed her gratitude to the CPC for their support to mothers and asked for more support, especially, to rescue nursing mothers who are still at the unit for their inability to foot their medical bills.
Source: otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah