A.G.A. Ghana Obuasi Mine has delivered a set of $500,000 worth of medical equipment to A.GA Health Foundation. The function saw the attendance of the A.G.A. Management board, Municipal director of health,staff of AGAHF and the general public.
This was to commemorate the handing over ceremony of donated medical items as products of a Partnership between AGAHF and Project-CURE, an International N.G.O currently based in America with a charitable mission to provide donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.
Mr. Richard Paa-Kwesi Cromwell, Executive-director of AGAHF on his welcome speech at the function shared its significance in terms of re-equipping AGAHF by A.G.A Management. He pointed that this corporate responsibility partnership with Project-CURE started about a year ago through the untiring efforts of Mr. Fred Attakumah, the then Vice President-Sustainability (A.G.A) and later the managing director.
“This was supported strongly by Mr. Mark Morcombe until recently the SVP Obuasi Operations. After Fred’s exit, the current general manager/managing director Mr. Eric Asubonteng together with Mr. Kelepile Dintwe , Vice President-Sustainability continued this process which saw to its complete arrival,” he noted in his speech.
He also cemented on assurance to A.G.A. management that the medical equipment donations will be diligently utilized and properly maintained to serve its cause. He also buttressed on the continuous provision of excellent health-care to employees and dependents of AGA who occupy as major corporate clients.
Also speaking at the ceremony was the Vice President, Sustainability (A.G.A) – Mr. Kelepile Dintwe, he commended AGAHF for their unexpected quality services rendered as a thriving benchmark for living the company’s values as a multi-national company that seeks to put lasting smiles on the faces of every community A.G.A resides.
Prior to his notes included the terms that now validates A.G.A Health Foundation as a registered Non-profit corporate agency restructured to provide external care. Mr. Dintwe insured belief that the health and well-being of the community duels in the mission of A.G.A, and therefore called for a solid commitment between the company and the community.
A partial number of the media and invited guests present were chauffeured through to steal a glimpse of the array of the delivered equipment and sundries. Items were officially handed over to AGAHF Executive-Director by the Vice President, Sustainability (A.G.A).
The Municipal director of health for Obuasi gave a gratitude speech to AGA management and Project-CURE for the fruitful initiative, and also furthered an appreciation to AGA for being a trusted sole of reliance by the municipal health center.
Items donated include Operating room lights, laboratory supply kits, Patient heaters, Intensive-care unit beds, examination chairs, Baby equipment, general surgery packs, neurosurgery packs and supplies, orthopedic surgery packs, OBS/GYN Surgery packs and supplies, urology and other assorted sundries.Sister-hospitals also graced the ceremony including staff from the Municipal Health Centre and Bryant Missions Hospital.
Executive Director for AGAHF, Mr. Paa-Kwesi Cromwell assured the A.G.A Management that the AGAHF team will also strive to live and exhibit high professional standards as enshrined in one of the foundation’s core values as a medical facility – thus service with Integrity and Professionalism. Reports suggest that persistent viral complains from patients about high bills are wholly under consideration and under cost reviews to moderate charges.