Ghana Reinsurance Company has disbursed a total of GHC 113,000 to seven educational and health institutions in support of their operations.
The assistance, which formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, was to assist the beneficiary institutions to enhance the capacity of their staff and systems to achieve efficiency and also increase their support for the needy in society.
The beneficiaries are the College of Health Sciences at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (GHC 23,000), Students Financial Aid Office at the University of Ghana, School of Medical Sciences at KNUST, Ghana National Trust Fund, Ghana Heart Foundation Department of Child Health and the Department of Urology, both of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, all of which received GH15,000 each.
Presenting the cheques to the institutions at a ceremony in Accra, Mr. Gustav K. W. Siale, Managing Director of the company said the gesture was indicative of the company’s commitment to the development of the education and health sectors.
He said this year’s donation, which was about 50 per cent increase over the previous year’s allocation, was to reduce the funding burden on the beneficiary institutions for the benefit of students and patients respectively, while helping to improve their operations.
By Victor Buxton