IRISH MINING and construction giant, PW Ghana, has donated a cash amount of Ghc 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, is to help the Hospital to acquire essential medical supply and equipment.
It formed part of PW Ghana’s 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 organized by our client Newmont Mining, we have already committed and made financial support to the New Abirem Government Hospital in the amount of US$110,000.”
He noted that “tonight, 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 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 health facilities, nothing that it was in desperate need of an emergency center.
He also mentioned human resource and infrastructure challenges at the Hospital.
PW provides contract mining, civil engineering, and building construction services to both private and public clients in a number of nations in West Africa.