Steps to champion elderly care in Ghana has commenced under the auspices of the Denmark Government.
Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has said government will provide quality health care delivery for the aged in the country.
He said conditions for the aged and the vulnerable is a key responsibility and needs government intervention.
Speaking in Koforidua at the opening ceremony of a 5-day workshop on training of trainers workshop on the Eldercare project, Mr. Agyeman Manu indicated that, quality health delivery is a priority of the government and also needs a collective commitment for progressive achievement.
The programme which is funded by the Denmark government called (LO-FTF) and organised by the Health Service Workers Union(HSWU) aims at training members of the Health Workers Union to improve upon the eldercare arrangement in Ghana and patner civil society, government and its agencies to implement the national ageing policy.
General Secretary of the Health Workers Union, Reynolds Tenkorang figured out that, most elderly in the country suffers from poverty,lonelinesses and neglected by the society and family members due to their dependency and aging challenges.
Mr.Tenkorang said it is relevant for the government to implement the national ageing policy to enhance economic and cultural integration of the older person into the mainstream society.
He pledges commitment of the TUC and HSWU’s to utilize the LO-FTF opportunity to attain a higher goal in the eldercare liberty.