Anglogold Ashanti (AGA) Ghana Limited, a mining company in Obuasi, in partnership with Project Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment (CURE) has distributed medical supplies and equipment to the Obuasi Government Hospital in the Ashanti Region.
Project CURE is a benevolent, non-profit healthcare foundation and a humanitarian relief organization based in the United States of America (USA), which gives out medical supplies and equipment to developing countries in the world.
The equipment and medical supplies, which were estimated at GH¢ 1.3 million included, suction machines, general surgery packs and supplies, surgical instruments and dental Supplies.
Speaking at a handing over ceremony in Obuasi, Managing Director (MD) of AGA Ghana Ltd, Eric Asuobonteng, noted that it has always been the desire of the mining company to help Obuasi and its environs in whatever way it can.
“AGA Ashanti Limited is once again demonstrating its commitment to the people of Obuasi and its environs by driving this laudable gesture, this is some of the things that the company has, over the years, been doing to support the hospital”, Mr. Asuobonteng said.
According to Mr. Asuobonteng, despite the fall of business in the mining company in recent years, the company would continue to support Obuasi and the Adansi community for the betterment of the people.
He said, “in spite of the challenges the company is currently experiencing, including the significant disruption of our business from occupation of part of our operational area by illegal miners, we remain true to our values.”
He, however, revealed that the AGA is considering extending the gesture to other health facilities in Obuasi.
Mr. Asuobonteng was hopeful that, the equipment and the supplies will be used judiciously and run under a coherent maintenance regime.
Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, the Municipal Health Director of Obuasi, Dr. David Akwasi Amankwah, was thankful and acknowledged the importance of the equipment and supplies to the hospital and how it will be of great benefit to treating patients at the hospital.
From Faustina Kwabea Osei, Obuasi