Queen Mum Lauded
March 13, 2003
Posted to the web March 13, 2003
Stephen A. Quaye
The Eastern regional co-ordinator for
HIV/AIDS, Dr. Sampson Badu Ofori, has commended the Queen
Mothers Association of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area (MKTA)
for helping to reduce the AIDS prevalence rate from 13% to
about %6 now in the area.
According to him, there are other queen
mothers associations who are into anti-HIV/AIDS campaigns but
are not as effective as the Manya Krobo association.
The co-ordinator said this at a forum
organised by the Eastern region branch of the Ghana National
Association of Teacher Ladies Association(GNAT-LAS) at
He advised all other chiefs and queen
mothers to join the campaign against HIV/AIDS, since they can
make a difference with their traditional authorities.
Dr. Ofori cautioned pastors against
demanding HIV/AIDS testing certificates before blessing their
He explained that, if testing becomes
compulsory, some members will run to mushroom clinics and
laboratories for fake certificates only to deceive their
spouses and pastors and that will not help in controlling the
disease at all.
The participants expressed their resolve
to collaborate with the AIDS commission to carry the campaign
message to their schools, communities, homes and meeting
places in order to augment the government's effort at reducing
AIDS-related deaths to the minimum level.