PW Ghana supports New Abirem Govt Hospital

PThe New Abirem Government Hospital in the Eastern Region has received GH¢50,000 to purchase essential medical supplies and equipment to improve healthcare delivery in the area.

The gesture was done by Irish mining and construction company, PW Ghana Limited, in Accra on Saturday when it hosted the Irish community in Ghana and other nationals to commemorate this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebration.

The day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held every March 17, the traditional death date of the foremost patron saint of Ireland to honour his memory. 

General Manager of PW Ghana, Tony O’Neill, said the support, was in continuation of the company’s corporate social responsibility towards the New Abirem area, having worked there for more than three years.

 He recounted that in line with a scheme organised by its client, Newmont Mining, the company had already supported the hospital with $110,000.

“Like all national health services, Ghana’s medical service is faced with many more demands than the available finance would ever seem to cover,” he said adding that the onus fell on the private sector to lend a helping hand.

He expressed the hope that the support will help meet the needs of the hospital and save lives.

The North Abirem District Director of Health, Thomas Azurago, who received the support on behalf of the hospital, thanked the Irish firm and asked other businesses to do likewise as the hospital was in need of human resources, emergency centre and infrastructure challenges 

The Chief Executive Officer of PW Ghana, Len Comerford, touted the ingenuity of the Irish society, saying it was a force to reckon with, especially in the areas of engineering, business and religion.

He said the society would continue to take the lead in the aforementioned areas and set the pace in other areas.

Glowing tributes were paid to the memory of Saint Patrick.


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