Irish mining and construction giant, PW Ghana, has donated a cash amount of GH¢50,000 to the New Abirem Government Hospital in the Eastern Region.
The donation, which was made on the sidelines of this year’s St. Patrick Day Celebration, was to help the hospital acquire essential medical supply and equipment as part of its corporate social responsibility.
PW Ghana has worked in the New Abirem area for over three years, said General Manager of PW Ghana Tony O’Neill, adding: “And as part of a scheme organised by our client Newmont Mining, we have already committed and made financial support to the New Abirem Government Hospital totalling US$110,000″.
He noted: “We are here to socialise and relax, but at the same time we do not forget about those in need”.
According to him, “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 added: “Accordingly, we take this opportunity to provide further financial support to the hospital by way of an additional donation of GH¢50,000”.
He expressed the hope that “it will help in providing much needed hospital supplies or equipment”.
New Abirem District Director of Health, Thomas Azurago who received the support on behalf of the hospital, thanked the Irish firm profoundly and asked other businesses to emulate the kind gesture.
He seized the opportunity to outline quite a number of challenges facing the hospital, noting that the facility is in desperate need of an emergency centre, aside from human resource and infrastructural challenges.
PW provides contract mining, civil engineering, and building construction services to both private and public clients in a number of West African nations.