In keeping with the hallmark of being a caring and responsive company, employees of Newmont Ghana have donated funds to support healthcare delivery to the people of Appiatse who were impacted by a tragic explosion earlier this year.
Newmont Ghana facilitated the registration and renewal of National Health Insurance for 732 residents of the Appiatse community and also provided some Project C.U.R.E medical consumables including syringes, Band-Aids, dressings, and other first-aid supplies to the First Aid post at the Appiatse Relief Camp.
The company also made provision for GH¢20,000 worth of fuel supply to support the Municipal Assembly’s shuttle services for the community’s displaced school children.
Presenting the donation, Director of Communications and External Communications at Newmont Ghana, Agbeko Azumah, said that following the company’s initial donation of relief items to the community, employees of the company launched a voluntary fundraising campaign to complement the company’s efforts. The company doubled the amount that was raised. He added that after a careful consideration of the immediate needs of the community, the company decided to channel their support toward healthcare relief for the Appiatse Community.
“This gesture aligns with our value of responsibility. We believe that this is the most impactful way to utilise the funds raised by our employees. We hope our efforts will contribute significantly to bringing the much-needed healthcare relief, and help restore normalcy to the community,” he added.
The company’s medical services provider, ISOS, also conducted a needs assessment at the First Aid post to inform the company’s subsequent support to the facility.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the community, the Municipal Chief Executive of Prestea Huni Valley, Dr. Isaac Dasmani, said: “During this period, the combined effort and support of mining companies like Newmont Ghana and other benevolent companies, as well as individuals have been of great help to the people of Appiatse. Everything, we have been able to achieve in the past few months is a result of the generosity of Ghanaians”.
Earlier on 26th January 2022, Newmont Ghana presented construction materials and consumables to Appiatse in response to government’s call for support from the public toward the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the Appiatse community.