Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 marked the International Day of Nurses across the globe. The day was highly honoured and celebrated by nurses and other health workers across the world. In acknowledging hardworking Ghanaian nurses, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has also joined the world to celebrate this memorable occasion to appreciate the good work of nurses in Ghana.
The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has merged this year’s celebration with the launching of the late Ruth Ama Eshum’s Memorial Educational Fund. GRNMA has officially launched an Educational Fund in memory of Ruth Ama Eshum.
The educational fund, according to GRNMA is to cater for the three children left behind by the late Ruth Eshun. The 37-year-old nurse was allegedly murdered by unknown assailants at Ayoum in the Ashanti Region while she was returning from work.
According to the management of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) the Educational Fund was instituted to cater for the three children of the deceased Nurse.
In a brief address by the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Mr. Felix Nyante while presenting the fund award certificate to the husband of the deceased, announced that, “the educational fund will go a long way to advance the education, training and life skills of the three children of the late Ruth Ama Eshum.
Mr. Nyante on behalf of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) prayed for God’s divine and supernatural guidance and protection for the families of the late Ruth Ama Eshum. GRNMA has also appealed to individuals, organizations, philanthropist and the general to assist the families of the deceased by contribute to the education fund that has been established.
In conclusion, Mrs. Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo the President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), categorically stated that the aim to have an Educational Fund for the late Ruth Ama Eshum was purposely towards the survival of her children so that, their educational, heath, social and basic needs would not be interrupted following the death of their beloved mother.