Zoom Unveils Platform Evolution; Launches New Packaging and Translation Feature

  • Zoom One is a new offering that brings together options for persistent chat, phone, meetings, whiteboard, and more into a single, secure and scalable package
  • All-new translation feature allows meetings to be translated between English and any of the 10 languages, or from those languages into English

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today unveiled the latest evolution of its communications platform with the introduction of Zoom One, a new offering that brings together persistent chat, phone, meetings, whiteboard, and more into secure and scalable packages. Additionally, Zoom also launched an all new translated and multi-language captions feature.

“Simplicity is at the core of everything we do. As the Zoom platform has evolved from a meeting app to a comprehensive communications platform, it was clear that introducing new packaging like Zoom One was the next step in the company’s evolution,” said Greg Tomb, President, Zoom. “By bringing together chat, phone, meetings, whiteboard, and more in a single offering, we are able to offer our customers solutions that are simple to manage, so they can focus on business issues that matter most.”

“Businesses continue to realize the time and cost saving a single provider can offer. According to Omdia’s latest end user survey, 40% of organizations are prioritizing investments around eliminating multiple cloud-based UC solutions that may be deployed within their organizations,” states Brent Kelly, Principal Analyst, Omdia Research. “The need to simplify business operations is a market trend that we see as being increasingly important, and Zoom One’s tiered bundles and common management console aligns well to this customer demand.”

Zoom One’s intuitive experience
Purpose-built to work together, Zoom One’s intuitive experience offers customers the choice between six tiered offerings according to their business needs.

  • Zoom One Basic provides free 40-minute Zoom Meetings for up to 100 attendees, persistent Zoom Chat for team messaging, limited Zoom Whiteboard for synchronous and asynchronous work, and real-time transcription.
  • Zoom One Pro provides everything Zoom One Basic offers without Meeting time limits, plus cloud recording.
  • Zoom One Business provides everything Zoom One Pro offers, plus Zoom Meetings for up to 300 attendees and unlimited Zoom Whiteboards.
  • Zoom One Business Plus provides everything Zoom One Business offers, plus Zoom Phone Pro with unlimited regional calling and Zoom’s all-new translation feature.
  • Zoom One Enterprise and Zoom One Enterprise Plus provide everything Zoom One Business offers with larger meeting capacity and additional features, like Zoom Webinars, to help modern businesses scale. Zoom One Enterprise Plus also includes Zoom Phone Pro with unlimited regional calling.

Zoom One Basic, Pro, Business and Business Plus plans are available for purchase online today. To purchase Zoom One Enterprise or Enterprise Plus, customers can speak to an account executive directly. For more information, visit https://zoom.us/pricing.

“If you provide a complete suite of reliable and easy-to-use communication tools that people can use to do their jobs, they are less likely to be using one-off solutions outside of our offerings – which in turn simplifies our support and delivery model,” said Rob Kerr, chief information officer at Cooley, a global law firm with 3,300 employees in 17 offices across the United States, Asia, and Europe. “Zoom’s secure portfolio of unified video, chat, whiteboarding, and telephony solutions aligns our global teams and allows Cooley to better serve its clients.”

For more information on the new, simplified offerings or to find the plan that is best suited for your business, visit the Zoom blog.

Introducing translated & multi-language captions
Launching first in Zoom One Business Plus and Zoom One Enterprise Plus packages, Zoom’s translated captions will allow users to view captions translated into the language of their choice. At launch, translations will be available between English and 10 additional languages, or from any of the 10 languages to English. The ability to translate directly to and from English is known as bi-directional translation. Translated captions display at the base of the screen while in a Zoom Meeting.

The bi-directional translations are available in the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

To access the translated captions feature, Zoom One customers must upgrade to either the Zoom One Business Plus (in applicable countries) or Zoom One Enterprise Plus packages.

Zoom also extended its automated captioning – the ability to caption in real-time what a speaker is saying in the same language as the one spoken – to include 10 additional languages. Automated captions previously were supported in English, but now can be displayed in the additional 10 languages referenced above. Multi-language automated captions are available in Business Plus, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus packages with additional support for other plans coming soon.

About Zoom
Zoom is for you. Zoom is a space where you can connect to others, share ideas, make plans, and build toward a future limited only by your imagination. Our frictionless communications platform is the only one that started with video as its foundation, and we have set the standard for innovation ever since. That is why we are an intuitive, scalable, and secure choice for large enterprises, small businesses, and individuals alike. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom.

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Candace Dean
Corporate PR Lead
press@zoom.us

ApplyBoard and Ireland Join Forces to Educate the World

The global education technology platform launches in Ireland to deliver innovation within the international education sector

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, ApplyBoard, the global technology platform powering an education revolution, is thrilled to announce Ireland as its latest study abroad destination. This is the fifth study abroad destination that ApplyBoard has expanded to as part of its ongoing mission to educate the world.

ApplyBoard is excited for this opportunity to help Ireland grow and reach its international education goals. To date, five higher education institutions in Ireland have partnered with ApplyBoard: Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Maynooth University, University College Cork, and the University of Limerick. ApplyBoard looks forward to building more momentum within Ireland’s international education sector.

“With a highly-regarded education system, rich history, and innovative culture, Ireland has so much to offer international students,” says Martin Basiri, CEO and Co-Founder of ApplyBoard. “Building this strong relationship with Ireland signifies an important step in expanding new opportunities for future students, supporting the long-standing legacy for excellence in the Irish education sector, and continuing to break down barriers to education for countless students around the world.”

Now, students and recruitment partners can look forward to having access to Ireland’s higher education institutions on the ApplyBoard Platform.

“ApplyBoard is incredibly well placed to partner with University College Dublin (UCD), to promote Ireland, to connect with international students who are looking for an educational experience that sets them apart and provides them with a competitive advantage,” says Una Watkins, Director International Student Recruitment, UCD. “Sharing our values in putting students first and supporting the success of all students, we very much look forward to working alongside ApplyBoard as they empower people around the world to study abroad and access the very best education.”

“Ireland is becoming an increasingly popular study destination for international students as the world-class standard of our education is matched by the post-study work opportunities available in Ireland,” says Giles O’Neill, Head of Education in Ireland. “ApplyBoard puts the student at the heart of what they do and keeps them there — this is a mission that we share and something that I am sure we can build on together into the future.”

ApplyBoard recognizes the need to continue to scale and expand its diversity of tech offerings to propel the international education sector forward. Most recently, ApplyBoard announced the acquisition of TrainHub, an education industry training ecosystem, to help strengthen international student recruitment. ApplyBoard also launched the ApplyBoard Insights Dashboard, a SaaS tool that leverages the latest study abroad data to help higher education institutions make important choices in international student recruiting.

To learn more about ApplyBoard growing in Ireland, visit here: www.applyboard.com/resources/ireland-resources

About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,500 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. ApplyBoard, headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has helped more than 300,000 students from more than 125 countries along their educational journeys since 2015. To learn more, visit: www.applyboard.com

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Alessandra Manieri
ApplyBoard
226 220 9826
alessandra.manieri@applyboard.com

Anaqua to Acquire Practice Insight to Round Out its Law Firm IP Management Solutions

Acquisition will enhance both AQX and PATTSY WAVE as IP practice management platforms for law firms by adding fully integrated IP time and billing capabilities

BOSTON, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading global innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Practice Insight Pty Ltd, and its intelligent time capture software WiseTime, from IPH Limited.

In leveraging Practice Insight’s technology for integrated IP time and billing functionality, Anaqua continues its investment in both AQX® Law Firm and PATTSY WAVE® as end-to-end IP practice management solutions, while adding WiseTime, Practice Insight’s flagship autonomous time capture tool to its suite of standalone offerings.

“This acquisition underscores our steadfast commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the law firm market,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “We have listened very carefully to practitioner feedback across the globe, and it is clear that law firms are seeking IP management solutions that offer advanced reporting and analytics, integrated document management, secure cloud hosting, collaborative client portals, intuitive user experience – and integrated time and billing. With the acquisition of Practice Insight, we will now have all of these features fully integrated into both AQX Law Firm and PATTSY WAVE.”

The Practice Insight team, led by co-founder and current CEO Thomas Haines, will maintain its footprint in Perth, Australia, joining Anaqua’s global R&D organization.

“Our companies share a deep passion for leveraging technology to drive efficiency within IP operations,” said Haines, a former practicing patent attorney, who will join Anaqua as Vice President and continue to lead the Practice Insight team. “We have quickly developed a strong rapport with the Anaqua team and look forward to joining the organization, as we execute against our shared vision for an end-to-end IPMS for law firms.”

“WiseTime’s service offering strongly aligns with Anaqua’s suite of IP management software and will provide the team growth opportunities,” said Andrew Blattman, IPH CEO and Managing Director. “We wish the team every future success as part of Anaqua.”

The transaction is conditional on regulatory approvals and other usual conditions and is expected to complete early in the third quarter.

About Anaqua
Anaqua, Inc. is a premium provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services for corporations and law firms. Its IP management software solutions, AQX and PATTSY WAVE, both offer best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations, tailored to each segment’s need. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For additional information, please visit anaqua.com, or on LinkedIn.

About WiseTime (also known as Practice Insight)
As a member of IPH, WiseTime (also known as Practice Insight) has been at the forefront of developing IP business intelligence software, including its flagship offering WiseTime, a seamless and automated timekeeping solution. For more information, please visit wisetime.com, or on LinkedIn.

About IPH Limited
IPH is the Asia Pacific’s leading intellectual property services group, comprising a network of member firms working in eight IP jurisdictions and servicing more than 25 countries. The group includes leading IP firms AJ Park, Applied Marks, Griffith Hack, Pizzeys and Spruson & Ferguson, and the autonomous timekeeping business, WiseTime, and employs more than 900 people working in Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand. For more information, visit IPH Limited, or on LinkedIn.

Company Contact:
Amanda Hollis
Director, Communications
Anaqua
617-375-5808
ahollis@Anaqua.com


Anaqua annonce l’acquisition de Practice Insight pour compléter ses solutions de gestion de la PI à destination des cabinets d’avocats

Cette acquisition viendra renforcer le positionnement d’AQX et PATTSY WAVE, les plateformes de gestion de la propriété intellectuelle à destination des cabinets d’avocats et conseils en propriété intellectuelle, en ajoutant des fonctionnalités de facturation du temps entièrement intégrées.

BOSTON, 22 juin 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, leader mondial de l’innovation et de la gestion de la propriété intellectuelle (PI), annonce aujourd’hui la conclusion d’un accord définitif pour l’acquisition de Practice Insight Pty Ltd, et de son logiciel de saisie intelligente du temps WiseTime, auprès de IPH Limited.

En s’appuyant sur la technologie de Practice Insight qui propose une fonctionnalité intégrée de facturation du temps passé aux activités de propriété intellectuelle, Anaqua continue d’investir dans AQX® Law Firm et PATTSY WAVE® pour en faire des solutions de gestion de cabinet conseils de bout en bout. WiseTime, l’outil phare de saisie du temps de travail de Practice Insight, viendra s’ajouter à la suite de logiciels indépendants d’Anaqua.

“Cette acquisition souligne notre volonté de répondre à l’évolution des besoins du marché des cabinets d’avocats et conseils”, a déclaré Bob Romeo, PDG d’Anaqua. “Nous avons écouté très attentivement les commentaires des professionnels à travers le monde, et il est clair que les cabinets recherchent des solutions de gestion de la PI capables d’offrir des outils de reporting et d’analyse avancés, une gestion intégrée des documents, un hébergement cloud sécurisé, des portails clients collaboratifs, une expérience utilisateur intuitive – et une facturation intégrée. Avec l’acquisition de Practice Insight, nous aurons désormais toutes ces fonctionnalités entièrement intégrées à la fois dans AQX Law Firm et PATTSY WAVE.”

L’équipe de Practice Insight, dirigée par le co-fondateur et actuel PDG Thomas Haines, maintiendra sa présence à Perth, Australie, et rejoindra l’organisation globale de R&D d’Anaqua.

“Nos sociétés partagent une passion profonde pour l’utilisation de la technologie afin d’améliorer l’efficacité des opérations de propriété intellectuelle”, a déclaré Haines, un ancien conseil en brevets, qui rejoindra Anaqua en tant que vice-président et continuera à diriger l’équipe Practice Insight.” Nous avons rapidement développé des liens étroits avec l’équipe d’Anaqua et nous sommes impatients de rejoindre l’organisation, pour développer notre vision commune d’un logiciel de gestion de la propriété intellectuelle de bout en bout pour les cabinets d’avocats et conseils.”

“L’offre de services de WiseTime s’aligne fortement avec la suite logicielle de gestion PI d’Anaqua et offrira à l’équipe des opportunités de croissance”, a déclaré Andrew Blattman, PDG et directeur général d’IPH. “Nous souhaitons à l’équipe beaucoup succès au sein d’Anaqua.”

Cette opération demeure soumise aux approbations réglementaires et autres conditions usuelles. Elle devrait être finalisée au début du troisième trimestre.

À propos d’Anaqua
Anaqua, Inc. est un fournisseur de premier plan de solutions et services technologiques intégrés de gestion de la propriété intellectuelle (PI). Ses logiciels, AQX et PATTSY WAVE, combinent les meilleurs outils pour définir une stratégie de propriété intellectuelle avisée. Ses technologies, qui reposent notamment sur des workflows et des capacités d’analyses avancés, offre un environnement de travail intelligent conçu pour une prendre de meilleures décisions et optimiser les opérations de PI. Aujourd’hui, près de la moitié des 100 premiers déposants de brevets américains et des marques mondiales, ainsi qu’un nombre croissant de cabinets de conseils dans le monde utilisent les solutions Anaqua. Plus d’un million de décideurs, avocats, parajuristes, gestionnaires et innovateurs utilisent la plateforme pour leurs besoins de gestion de la PI. Le siège de la société est situé à Boston, avec des bureaux aux Etats-Unis, en Europe et en Asie. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter le site anaqua.com, ou LinkedIn.

À propos de WiseTime (également connu sous le nom de Practice Insight)
En tant que membre de l’IPH, WiseTime (également connu sous le nom de Practice Insight) a été à l’avant-garde du développement de logiciels de veille économique dans le domaine de la propriété intellectuelle, y compris son offre phare WiseTime, une solution de comptabilisation du temps transparente et automatisée. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter wisetime.com, ou LinkedIn.

À propos d’IPH Limited
IPH est le principal groupe de services de propriété intellectuelle de la région Asie-Pacifique. Il comprend un réseau de cabinets membres travaillant dans huit juridictions de propriété intellectuelle et desservant plus de 25 pays. Le groupe comprend les cabinets de propriété intellectuelle AJ Park, Applied Marks, Griffith Hack, Pizzeys et Spruson & Ferguson, ainsi que l’entreprise autonome de gestion du temps WiseTime, et emploie plus de 900 personnes en Australie, en Chine, dans la région administrative spéciale de Hong Kong, en Indonésie, en Malaisie, en Nouvelle-Zélande, à Singapour et en Thaïlande. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le site IPH Limited, ou LinkedIn.

Contact de la société :
Amanda Hollis
Directeur, Communications
Anaqua
+1-617-375-5808
ahollis@Anaqua.com

Review /repeal Evidence Act and CI 87 to ensure speedy and expeditious?trial – Stakeholders

Accra, Stakeholders in the justice delivery system have called for the review or repeal of Section 6 of the Evidence Act and CI 87 to enhance the speedy adjudication of cases in the country.

The stakeholders contend that the review or repeal?of the Act would resolve conflicts and ensure speedy trials. The Evidence Act, which is a substantive Act, takes?precedence?over the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, CI 47.

Speaking at the round table discussion on?advocacy?to review the?Evidence Act, 1975 and C.I .87 in Accra, Justice Sir Dennis Adjei, a Court of Appeal Judge, said when people go to court, they expect speedy trial as well as disposal of cases within reasonable time.

He noted that if people went to court and it took them a long while before their cases were disposed of, they would not be encouraged to seek redress in court.

Justice Adjei, who is also?the Director of Judicial Service Training Institute, noted that Section 6 of the Evidence act had become an albatross on the judges and parties in the case hence the need to review or repeal the same.?

He also noted that Order 26 rule 4 of CI 47 was also in conflict?with sections 6 of the Evidence Act and ought to be resolved by stakeholders through parliamentary approval.

The Justice of the Court of Appeal noted that Section 6 of the Evidence Act, 1975 made room for Case Management Conference in Cases (CMC) on issues of admissibility but there were challenges

Ms Daphne Lariba Nabila, Executive Director of Legal Resource Centre ( LRC), said over the past two decades, Ghana’s criminal justice system had witnessed considerable progress in justice delivery and Ghana had been adjudged as the seventh best in sub-Saharan Africa in civil justice in 2021.

This notwithstanding, Ms Nabila said there were still systemic and operational hindrances, including low uptake of technology that negatively impacted Ghana’s justice delivery system.

She said the purpose of the roundtable discussion was to bring together key relevant stakeholders to find ways of resolving the inherent conflict in Order?26 rule 4 of C.I 47 and Section 6 of the Evidence Act.

According to her, it was therefore important to carry out reforms of relevant pieces of legislation to conform to the best practices and ensure?speedy adjudication of cases.

Ms Nabilla, who is also the Chief of Party, USAID Justice Support Sector Activity, said the USAID Justice Sector Support Activity had collaborated with both state and non-state institutions, including the Ghana Prisons Service to review the Prisons Service Act.

According to her, the Prisons Service Bill was currently at the Attorney -General’s Office.

She said: “We are also working with the Ministry of the Interior and the Attorney General’s office towards?the speedy passage into law of the Community Service Bill, 2022.

The Bill, when passed into law, seeks to use alternative?forms of sentencing?offenders for certain categories?of offences other than giving them custodial sentences.”

She was optimistic that there would be an engendered and sustained?discourse on the need to review, amend or repeal Section 6 of the Evidence Act and amendment to CI 87 to enhance?speedy adjudication of cases.

The USAID Justice Sector Support Activity, a two-year?activity, started in August 2020 and ends in July 2022.

The activity is being implemented by Legal Resources Centre (LRC with its sub-awardees?being the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Africa office, Crime Check Foundation and Inter-regional Bridge Group with funding support from United States Agency for Information Development (USAID).

Source: Ghana News Agency

Playgrounds are key in development of children

Accra, Mrs Asha Bello, a Child Development Specialist and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Cheeky Monkey Club, has underscored the role playgrounds play in the development of children.

He said designated spaces and programmes, including parks, summer camps and children’s events were essential to the quality of life for children and families.

In an interview with Ghana News Agency, Mrs Bello said

child development was a global concern as it pertained to planning the future of a country.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) recognises that every child has a right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 11 partially states that by 2030, universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities must be provided.

Mrs Bello said city planning with children in mind was crucial.

“There’s so much more we can do for children in Ghana, at all levels,” she stressed.

The CEO, however, expressed worry about the lack of open spaces with children in mind although there was an influx of real estate development over the past five years in the country.

“…But as with most emerging markets, developing open spaces with children in mind often gets neglected,” the Specialist said.

According to her, Accra’s population of over 4 million, with 31 per cent aged zero to fourteen years, had a shortage of spaces and programmes that centred on the cognitive and physical growth of children.

Mrs Bello noted that the potential and cognitive development of children could be inhibited if the role of designated spaces and programmes for play in the country was undervalued.

The Specialist believed that children needed a break from the routine academic calendar.

She called on private and public stakeholders, including schools, communities, public spaces and homes to create enriching content for children since it was a sure way for ensuring the holistic development of children for today and the future.

In 2019, the GES Council had threatened to sanction schools without playgrounds on the basis that they were a key requirement in setting up schools and they played a key role in the holistic development of children.

Mrs Bello said her outfit was assisting schools in Ghana to design and develop playgrounds with most of them designed with the SDGs requirements in mind for children to play as they learned.

The Cheeky Monkey Club is a space dedicated to child development through learning and playing and other alternative education programme.

The Club, which has recently moved to a bigger space is equipped to expose children to activities that centred on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), coding, team building, body and brain coordination and improved flexibility and balance.

The space also supports children to develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination, improved instincts, healthy heart and lung function, stronger muscles and lowered risk of obesity.

During the long vacation from July and August, parents have an opportunity to enrol their children in the MindCraft Summer Programme starting from 4th July, 2022 to 26 August, 2022.

The Cheeky Monkey will host the MindCraft Summer Camp and a Children’s Entrepreneurship Fair in September 2022.

Source: Ghana News Agency

GSA to empower shippers in Volta Region

Accra, The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has held a stakeholder consultative meeting in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, to forge collaboration with key state agencies to empower shippers in the Region.

The meeting was attended by Volta Regional representatives from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Volta Regional Coordinating Council, Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana Standards Authority, Food and Drugs Authority, and the Association of Ghana Industries, among others.

The conversation largely centred on collaborative engagements with shippers in the region to improve the nation’s trade facilitation as well as increase exports from the region.

Mr. Charles Darling Sey, the Tema Branch Manager, GSA, said the Authority had resolved to partner with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region to promote international trade.

He said collaborating with other stakeholders to execute programmes and activities was one of the surest ways to go considering the limited resources available to individual organisations at the regional and district levels.

“We need to come together to pool resources together to support shippers. The export potential of the region is huge, and we need to come up with strategies to encourage it,” he said.

The Tema Branch Manager said: “We at the GSA have a mandate to promote and protect the interest of shippers across the country but our work can be expedited if we have all of you supporting us and we also avail ourselves to support you.”

The stakeholder consultative meeting forms part of the Tema Branch’s pursuit to foster collaboration and deepen cooperation amongst its stakeholders in the Volta Region.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Access to water: Electrochem Ghana provides water to health facilities, 12 communities

Accra, Two major health facilities and 12 communities in the North Tongu, Ada East and West Districts are benefiting from the Community Water Supply Project of Electrochem Ghana limited, a salt and chlorine-alkali manufacturing firm.

The facilities are the Sege Polyclinics and the Bonikope Health Centre, a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency has said.

It said the communities included Kportitsekope, Lolonya, Nakomkope, Sonkope, Adjumanikope, Agbedrafor, Bonikope, Matsekope, Salom, Kposem and Pute.

The statement quoted Mr. Stephen Agbenyo, the Administrator of the Polyclinic, as saying that the provision of potable water had helped reduce infections and the achievement of quality health care delivery at the facility.

Mr Agbenyo said the thirty-bed facility, which was commissioned in 2019 was relying on water from commercial suppliers until Electrochem Ghana took over the supply.

He noted that though the facility was connected to the ‘3 District Water’ supply system, the location of the facility impedes the flow of water to the facility.

Mr Agbenyo said the borehole, which came with the facility, also dried up, compelling the authorities of the clinic to opt for private mobile water vendors that charged GHC 800 per trip.

‘…at the time, the source of the water they even sold to us at that cost was unknown but necessity compelled us to settle for that option. The practice didn’t only increase the rate of infections at the facility but also proved costly and unsustainable; that is why we place so much value on Electrochem’s gesture which is coming at no cost to us,’ Mr. Agbenyo added.

Nene Dameh Agberwornu II, Chief of Nakomkope, one of the twelve beneficiary communities lauded Electrochem for easing the burden of community members.

He said ‘…the excitement that greets the arrival of the company’s water tankers speaks volumes about the relief the project has brought to the people.’

Source: Ghana News Agency