Samira Larbie, GNA
Accra, Oct 28, GNA – The Police Wives Association (POLWA), has undertaken a health walk and aerobics exercise in Accra to mark their 30th anniversary celebration.
The event supported by Marie Stopes International was also used to have a medical screening exercise for the wives to enable them stay healthy.
Mrs Tina Asante-Apeatu, the President of POLWA, said the Association was established to address the concerns of the wives and their children but had now moved further to become a registered non- governmental organisation.
The anniversary was on the theme “POLWA at 30 Empowering the Wives to Support their Husbands to Succeed at Work.”
She said the Association was using the celebration to create an endowment fund to resource the organisation as well as address some of the concerns of its members.
Mrs Apeatu said this had become imperative considering unfortunate incidents of criminals targeting policemen in their line of duty.
According to her, the endowment fund would support the police administration in the welfare of officers, their families, those retiring from active service and also help members whose wards needed support for their education.
The President said on the 10th of December the celebration would be climaxed with a church thanksgiving service.
She therefore advised the wives to make sure they make peaceful homes, create a serene environment for their husbands and support them with prayers to enable them to succeed in their operations.
Dr Mabel Aboah, the General Surgeon Police Hospital, also educated the women on breast and cervical cancers and the need to prevent themselves from getting infected.
She said these disease was killing women at a high rate and therefore had become necessary to visit the hospital for examination and early detection.
Dr Aboah advised the members to at least have themselves checked once a year to know their status and condition for early treatment.
Madam Elizabeth Papoe, the Quality Technical Assurance Officer and Clinical Trainer, on fertility issues and how to have safe family planning.