The Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL) has donated two complete units of LG Split Air-conditioners worth GHC8,000 and a cash of GHC 2,000 to the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Mrs. Christie Esi Bobobee, the Administrator, who presented the items on behalf of her outfit, said, “as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the OASL, the Management decided to make a charity donation.
She said it also formed part of its social responsibility.
Mr Bobobie explained that they and has selected the Burns’ Unit within Korle Bu Teaching Hospital as the recipient of our donation to meet some to help unit meet some of its pressing needs.
She commended the management and staff of the Burns Unit for their commitment and dedication to work, despite the difficult environment under which they operated.
She advised the management to ensure that the Female and Children Wards received an air-conditioner each.
Mrs. Bobobee also appealed to the Ghana National Fire Service and other related institutions to intensify their educational efforts on how to prevent and manage domestic fires and burns.
She urged Ghanaians not to see issues pertaining to fires as the preserve of the institutions charged with that responsibility, explaining that every Ghanaian should be interested in knowing more about fires, how to prevent them and also manage domestic burns.
Dr Albert Paintsil, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, who represented the Head of the NRPS and Burns Centre in a welcome statement, on behalf of the Director General of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital registered their gratitude to the OASL for extending the hand of support to them.
The Centre, commissioned in May 1997, is one of the busiest at the Korle Teaching Hospital, treating all kinds of burns, especially the severe types of trauma, ulcers and congenital abnormalies.
Later with the media, Mrs Bobobee disclosed that the OASL would hold a Thanksgiving Service at the Global Evangelical Church, Disciplers’ Chapel at Tesano, in Accra, to its their 20th anniversary celebration.
The OASL is responsible for the collection and disbursement of stool land revenues, as mandated by Article 266 (2,6-8) of the 1992 Constitution and Act 481 and is to report to Parliament.
Apart from administering stool land revenue, the office consults and coordinates with the relevant public agencies, stools, traditional authorities on matters relating to administration and development of stool lands and research into stool land issues.