The Vera Abena Okyerewaa Burckson (VAOB) Foundation, a subsidiary of the VAOB Group, has donated essential items to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to support the hospital’s efforts to manage the spread of COVID-19.
The donations were presented by a director of VAOB Group, Leslie Okyere and the Head of Operations, Shana Keller last week.
Items that were donated include Veronica buckets, KN 95 face masks and locally made cloth masks, temperature guns, bottled water, and a cash donation of GH¢20,000.
Speaking on the reason behind the donations VAOB Group’s Managing Director, Tony Burkson, said: “By now, it is apparent that we are all directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging our world. No one, regardless of class or creed has been spared, and humanity has had to re-evaluate the things that matter most; and kindness ranks high.
VAOB is privileged to contribute towards the urgent support needed to help fight and overcome this virus. Even as we rally global support to fight this disease it’s important to throw our individual might into the fight. I am honoured to be able to present these items to an institution that will put it to good use, and do so in honour of my mother whose life of kindness and service to mankind is worth commemorating.”
VAOB Group is an Africa-focused advisory firm with extensive experience in originating, structuring and financing infrastructure projects while providing government relations and market entry advice to multi-nationals and governments across sub-Saharan Africa.
Over the last two years, the group has advised on almost US$300 million worth of infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa, covering the construction of hospitals, bridges and other critical infrastructure.
In addition to the foundation, VAOB has two other subsidiaries – V-Energy and V-Oil focused on the renewable energy and oil & gas sectors respectively. Primary services provided include infrastructure advisory, corporate finance and market entry.
With offices registered in Ghana and the UK, business operations cover a number of African countries and the UK. The team has decades of experience in taking infrastructure projects from conceptualisation to the execution stage by capitalising on existing relationships and a good track record with credible international banks to develop financing strategies for infrastructure projects.
The VOAB foundation has outlined two specific areas where it will focus most of its efforts- Mental Health and Wellbeing and Women’s Empowerment. These were both causes that the foundation’s honouree was most passionate about during her lifetime.