Ghana: NLA Organises Free Health Screening for Korle Worko Residents

At least 1000 people received free health screening at a health fair organised by the Good Causes Foundation under the National Lottery Authority (NLA) in Accra last Monday.

Estimated to cost GH¢200, 000, the fair afforded residents in and around Korle Worko in the capital the opportunity to renew or get new National Health Insurance cards, check their blood pressure (BP), sugar levels, eyes, and have radiological session for pregnant women and other persons with abdominal issues.

Director-General of the NLA, SammyAwuku, addressing the media said the exercise formed part of the Authority’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with a focus on assisting Ghanaians who were less or under privileged.

Indicating that Korle Worko was the authority’s immediate environment, he said it was the beginning of a series of such exercises that the NLA would embark on across the country.

He expressed his amazement at the turnout, stressing that the foundation had budgeted for 500 but over 1,000 had been screened as at around noon “with many more people in the queue waiting to be screened and given the needed medication.”

Speaking on the misconceptions surrounding the staking of lotteries, he said the formalized world perceived it to be in support of economic policies.

Mr Awuku stated that on assuming office, he instituted the foundation to help make people better appreciate the concepts of the game and the fact that their monies were being channelled into other relevant areas.