Anglogold Ashanti Ghana Limited (AGL), a mining omapny 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 non-governmental organisation based in the United States of America (USA), which donates medical supplies and equipment to developing countries.
The equipment and medical supplies, which were donated to the Obuasi hospital, 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, the Managing Director (MD) of AGA Ghana Ltd, Eric Asuobonteng, noted that it had always been the desire of the mining company to help people in Obuasi and its environs.
“AGA Ashanti Ltd 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.
He said “in spite of the challenges the company is 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”.
According to Mr. Asuobonteng, the AGL was considering extending the gesture to other health facilities in Obuasi.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the hospital, the Obuasi Municipal Health Director, Dr. David Akwasi Amankwah, commended the AGL for supporting the hospital.
From Faustina Kwabea Osei, Obuasi