by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
The family of the late Dr. Mrs. Mary Grant have thanked Jeremiah John Rawlings for affording the platform for their late relative to serve her country in various capacities.
Dr. Grant was a member of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) under Rawlings becoming Minister in the NDC regime. She passed on September 18, 2016 at the 37 Military Hospital and is scheduled to be buried on Friday, October 21, 2016.
The Rawlingses have branded Ghana’s first female council of state member as one who cherished hard work and was always in haste for developmental projects bothering on health, sanitation and drainage issues.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings who visited Grant’s family with her husband on Tuesday to mourn with them observed: “We mourn her today but we know that her good works will live after her.”
Ebo Cramer Sam, the Ebusuapanyin of the Grant family, expressed the family’s gratitude to President Rawlings and his wife for making time to call on them adding “she has been a mother to all. She cared about everybody, she loved people but unfortunately there comes a time when life must come to an end. When it does come, it is the legacy we leave behind that matters. Dr. Grant was guided by the spirit of sharing and giving in her relationship with people. It is that loss we mourn.”
The first Wesley Girls High School alumni to be a medical doctor is credited with the establishment of the Korle-Bu Cardiothoracic and Burns units.