Source: Ben LARYEA
As part of the activities in celebration of the International Women’s Day, the Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat (GNECS) in collaboration with Women in Poultry value chain (WIPVaC) and support from Eggstra-o has donated scores of creates of eggs and boxes of Tom Vita foods to nursing mothers and staffs of the Madina Polyclinic, Kekele at a ceremony in Accra.
Presenting the Items, Ms. Pamela Agbotse, President of the Greater Accra Women in Poultry Value Chain said the event is celebrated annually worldwide hence the respective association have expressed their desire to engage the hospital by putting smiles on the faces of nursing mothers as well as staff, saying, they have done similar donations to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and explained that the eggs contains high protein and nutritional values which are good to human health and urged women to consume more eggs as part of their daily meal.
“Eggs forms part of the balance diet in our foods and reduces emerging sickness in the human body and goes well with evening meal, she added and however urged the hospital dietician to engage and educate women on the nutritional values and importance of eggs and thus commended the nurses for their fruitful cooperation with nursing mothers.
Ms. Comfort Kyerewa Acheampong, the Coordinator of the Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat advised that eggs must be neatly washed before being cooked for meals and explained that it helps cleans bacteria and other unwanted substances towards healthy growth and development and urged the public to dispel rumors that eggs have high cholesterol and explained further that it contains huge amount of protein which is good for human health as well as enhances the nutritional wellbeing of people.
For her part, the National President of Women in Poultry Value Chain, Dr. Mrs. Victoria Norgbey urged women to scale up the production of eggs across the county since it supports the health needs of the citizens adding that they must be adequately resourced in their production capacity and therefore challenged women in the country to live up to their commitments in all their working endeavors adding that women will continue to excel with a united front.
Ms. Ndidi Fordjoe, the Project Head of Eggstra O said their support towards the International Women’s Day is on the auspices of the American Soybean Association and World Initiative for Soy in Human Health funding partners of the project thanked all the stake holders in the eggs value chain for the commitments demonstrated towards women.
Mrs. Naana Adjei, a registered dietician, said the consumption of eggs in meals helps the human body to develop a high sense sound brain and strengthens the spinal cord among others for a healthy growth.
Receiving the items, the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer of the Madina Polyclinic, Kekele, Madam Ida Osei-Kuffor expressed her gratitude to the donation adding that it was timely and will be distributed for intended purpose and urged others to emulate the gesture.