As part of activities marking the 20th year commemoration of the May 9 Stadium Disaster, Mr Hebert Mensah and his ‘Adopt a Sick Child Project’ has paid for the medical expenses of some critically ill children at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi and also for the flood victims at Accra.
Mr Mensah was the chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko when the stadium tragedy occurred during a Premier League batch between Hearts of Oak and Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on May 9, 2001.
He has annually led supporters to undertake a walk to raise awareness about the need for peaceful coexistence among rival football fans, and also used that opportunity to visit some victims of the tragedy or their dependants.
Ahead of the presentation, Mr Mensah led a large number of young people, including some from Accra, to visit and cater for disables of Kumasi to commemorate the May 9 tragedy.
Dressed in ’20th Anniversary Foundation Project’ T-shirts, Mr Mensah, who was in the company of his partner, King Edward, a morning show host on Kumasi-based Hello FM, Prince Osei, sports presenter at Kessben FM had earlier presented Wheel chairs, Clutches, white canes to disabled at Kumasi.
He gave an assurance that he would use his influence to mobilise some friends and business executives to visit and offer support to patients whose parents were so poor that the doctors and nurses had to dip their hands in their pocket to support the children through Little Steps Foundation, a foundation established by the doctors and nurses to support such cases.
Mr. Mensah also took this opportunity to visit Otumfo Osei Tutu II to wish him a Happy Birthday.