The Hohoe Municipal Hospital and Gbi–Kodzofe CHIPS compound in the Volta Region of the Republic of Ghana has been supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE).
The two facilities received 400 pieces of overall suits, 200 pieces of disposable shoe covers, 200 pieces of protective gowns, 50 boxes of protective goggles, 1000 boxes of face shield, 160 boxes of surgical nose mask, 40 boxes of face nask and 35 gallons of sanitizers.
The items were supplied by Ghana’s Minister for Energy, John Peter-Amewu, who is also the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Hohoe Constituency and Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
According to Mr. John Peter Amewu, the Directors of both facilities approached him during one of his visits and spoke about shortage of PPE for health professionals and, therefore, appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana to help the two facilities.
“ECG, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, had sponsored a 60-bed capacity Infectious Disease Centre which was commissioned by the Chief of Staff on Tuesday, 24th November, 2020, to help in the fight against Covid-19, so I approached the Board and Management of ECG to assist the health facilities in my constituency and they heeded to this appeal,” he said.
John Peter Amewu expressed his profound gratitude to the Electricity Company of Ghana for sponsoring an infectious disease center at Pantang and assisting the health facilities in his constituency with PPE to help in the fight against Covid-19 as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
He urged other institutions to emulate this gesture by the ECG to help the country win the fight against Covid-19.
John Peter Amewu announced that the road from Hohoe to the Gbi-Kodzofe CHIPS compound has been awarded to a contractor and would be completed very soon.
The Minister for Energy also donated one motorbike to the CHIPS compound to aid the operations of the staff, following a request by residents of the area.
The Managing Director of ECG, Kwame Agyemang-Budu indicated that the donation would not be the last by the company.
He commended all frontline officers for their exceptional professionalism exhibited in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and urged health professionals to use the PPE being provided for them.
Mr Budu acknowledged the immense contribution of the Minister for Energy to the energy sector and the strides ECG has made under the leadership of John Peter Amewu. According to him, the country has enjoyed stable power supply and improved voltage profile with Mr. Amewu at the helm of affairs in the energy sector.
He added that “the Government of Ghana, with Mr John Peter Amewu, as the Minister for Energy, has paid all arrears owed ECG and supported the company with over US$100 million to undertake massive system improvement projects. These interventions by the Government of Ghana will help the company to provide quality, reliable and safe electricity services to support the economic growth and development of Ghana.”
He commended the Minister for Energy and the Government of Ghana for providing relief packages for the customers of ECG during these difficult times.
“I would like to commend Hon. John Peter Amewu and the Government of Ghana, led by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for absorbing the bills of all lifeline customers and paying half of the bills of non-lifeline customers,” he said.
Dr. Pius Mensah, the Director of the Hohoe Municipal Hospital, acknowledged the immense contribution of Mr. John Peter Amewu and thanked him for his unflinching support to the health directorate of the Volta Region and the Hohoe Municipality.