The Minister of Energy and the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Parliamentary Candidate for Hohoe Constituency, John Peter Amewu with support from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has donated personal protective equipment to the Hohoe Municipal Hospital and the Gbi – Kodzofe CHIPS compound.
The PPEs donated included 400 coverall suits, 200 disposable shoe covers, 200 protective gowns, 50 boxes of protective goggles, 1000 face shields, 160 packs of surgical nose masks, 40 boxes of face masks, and 35 gallons of sanitizers.
According to Mr. Amewu, management of both facilities approached him to complain about the shortage of PPEs for health professionals, so he appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to help these facilities.
“ECG as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility had sponsored a 60-bed capacity infectious disease center 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.
Mr. Amewu expressed his profound gratitude to the ECG for sponsoring an infectious disease center at Pantang and assisting the health facilities in his constituency with PPEs to help in the fight against Covid-19.
He urged other institutions to emulate this gesture by the ECG to help the country win the fight against Covid-19.
He announced that the road from Hohoe to the Gbi-Kodzofe CHIPS compound has been awarded to a contractor and work would commence soon.
Mr. Amewu also donated a motorbike to the CHIPS compound to aid their operations, following a request by residents of the area.
The Managing Director of ECG, Kwame Agyemang-Budu, indicated that his outfit would endeavor to undertake similar donations regularly as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
He commended all frontline officers for the exceptional professionalism exhibited as the world battles the covid-19 pandemic and urged them to use the PPEs being provided judiciously.
Mr. Budu acknowledged the immense contribution of the Energy Minister to the energy sector and the strides ECG has made under his leadership.
According to him, the country has enjoyed a stable power supply and improved voltage profile due to a series of interventions spearheaded by Mr. Amewu.
He added that “the Government of Ghana with Hon. John Peter Amewu as the Minister of Energy has paid all arrears owed ECG and supported the company with over 100 million US Dollars 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.”
Mr. Budu commended Mr. Amewu 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.
The Hohoe Municipal Health, Dr. Pius Mensah, acknowledged the immense contributions of Mr. Amewu and thanked him for his unflinching support to the health directorate of the Volta Region and the Hohoe Municipality.