Accra, Mr Nii Addo, President of the Nii Okai’s Saving Hearts Foundation, has appealed for support to cater for children suffering with heart problems in the society.
He said there are many children living with the disease who need help adding that the foundation in collaboration with the Komfo Anokye Hospital has subsidized the cost to GH6,000.00 and was appealing to individuals and companies for support.
Mr Addo made the appeal during the annual Nii Okai’s “Hymns Unlimited” concert held to mark the symbolic triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem before his crucifixion.
The event was held in partnership with Strategic Communications Africa Limited.
Mr Addo said the event, being the second edition, is held to support ten children with heart diseases after the signing of a Memoranda of Understanding with the Ghana Heart Foundation.
He said the foundation hopes to raise enough money to fund ten heart surgeries within ten months for children under the age of ten across the country.
Nii Okai, a Gospel Musician and Founder of the Foundation, said the initiative is to ensure that in years to come, the country would have these people who probably wouldn’t have had any hope of getting their hearts treated, playing various relevant roles in the country.
He said the purpose of the concert was to revive the tradition of hymns and get young and old lovers of gospel music to appreciate the value of the “tradition of worship”.
“Hymns have anchored the very basic doctrines of Christian faith over the years and remain a spiritual health-check for believers in this season where false doctrines and questionable gospel music abound,” he said.
The audience were thrilled with rendition of classical hymns by various artistes within the gospel music industry.
The hymns serenaded included “Yes, God is good”, “My God, How Wonderful Thou Art”, “Spirit Divine”, “How Sweet the name of Jesus Sound”, among others.
Gospel artistes and choirs at the event included Eugene Zuta, Bernice Offei, Koda, Pastor Helen Yawson, Ben Essel, Ms Esther Cobbah and the Harbour City Mass Choir.
Ms Esther A. N. Cobbah, the Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa, said the company recognizes the importance of communication through hymns and are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Nii Okai Ministries to raise funds to save hearts.
Source: Ghana News Agency