Ernest Egyir (in jeans) with representatives of the Saltpond Municipal Police
Ernest Egyir Foundation, a non-profit charity organisation that provides support to the underprivileged in society, has made donations to support the fight against COVID-19 in the Saltpond Municipality of the Central Region.
The donations were made to the Saltpond Municipal Police and Saltpond Municipal Hospital. The donations were presented by Mr. Ernest De-Graft Egyir, founder and CEO of the foundation.
Donation to the hospital
At the Saltpond Municipal Hospital, Mr. Egyir – a native of the municipality – presented cartons of sanitisers and an amount of two thousand cedis. In his remarks at a brief ceremony, Egyir mentioned that it is the responsibility of all to help stop spread of the disease. He believes that “frontline health care staff must be well-equipped to protect them from risk of infection”. It was on this basis that the foundation decided to support the hospital.
Ernest De-Graft Egyir (2nd right) presenting the items to hospital personnel at a brief ceremony
Receiving the donations, the hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr. Derek A. Bonsu, expressed gratitude to Mr. Egyir and the foundation. He also appealed to other indigenes of Saltpond to support the hospital in cash and kind, just as Mr. Egyir has done through his foundation.
Donations to the police
The foundation presented cartons of sanitiser to the Saltpond Municipal Police. Again, Mr. Egyir urged Ghanaians to contribute in any way they can to help the nation win its fight against this novel virus.
The Ernest Egyir Foundation provides financial aid to the vulnerable, especially in the area of education, by offering scholarships to brilliant but needy people. Currently, the organisation is fully-funding the education of ten people at the tertiary level. It also supports technical and vocational skills training for the youth.
Ernest Egyir, who is also the founder and chief executive of CEO Network Ghana, says he set up the foundation “to redeem my indebtedness to God for how far He has brought me in life”.