Wa,– Dr Robert Amesiya, the Medical Director of the Upper West Regional Hospital, has commended Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN-Ghana) for its continued partnership and support to the facility since it began operation in 2019.
He said MTN-Ghana had supported the facility in diverse ways, including the donation of Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country and donating to mothers who gave birth at the facility on 25th December.
Dr Amesiya gave the commendation at the weekend when MTN-Ghana donated hampers to mothers who had given birth on December 25.
In all, 40 babies at the Upper West Regional Hospital, Nadowli-Kaleo District and Jirapa Municipal Hospitals received a hamper each, containing baby diapers and soaps among others.
“This is not the first time MTN has come to partner with our hospital. As a hospital we are very happy that MTN has us in mind and come over and over to partner with us,” he said.
The Medical Director appealed to other corporate organisations and individuals to emulate the good gesture of MTN-Ghana to put smiles on the faces of people, especially the needy.
“A lot of people are sick, distressed, people in need so if they come to offer gifts of this kind they succeed in putting a smile on the faces of people,” he added.
He also called for support to establish a dialysis unit at the hospital to enable them to cater for people with kidney problems as that had been one of the major health issues in the region.
On his part, Mr Kofi Owusu, the Upper West Regional Manager of MTN-Ghana, said the donation was part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the company to give back to society.
“The business thought it wise that we congratulate our mothers today who have given birth for them to go home happy. We will extend the donation to other districts and municipalities in the region in the coming years to enable more mothers to benefit,” he said.
The MTN Regional Manager commended the customers of the telecommunication company for their loyalty to the brand over the years, which had enabled them to give back to society.
He explained that the donation, worth about GH¢300.00 per hamper, would help meet the needs of the mothers in caring for the babies.
Some of the mothers who received the items were full of joy and thanked MTN-Ghana for the gifts.
The nationwide exercise saw MTN-Ghana distributing a total of 500 hampers at a cost of GH¢150,000 across the country.
Source: Ghana News Agency