EXIMGUARANTY Company has presented new medical equipment to the Child Health Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi to facilitate the directorate’s operations.
The items, made up of a suction machine and BP measurement equipment, were presented to the hospital as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the health needs of children in the Ashanti Region.
The company has, since its incorporation in 1994, focused its social responsibility initiatives on improving the health and education of children in the belief that the two areas were key to national development.
At the presentation ceremony, the board chairman of Eximguaranty Company, Mr Felix Ntrakwah, said the company was convinced that without the society it would not have reached where it is now. It was, therefore, important that the company paid something useful back to society.
Mr Ntrakwah stated that the company strongly believed that it was worth investing in education and health and pledged the company’s continuous support for the needy in the society.
He indicated that the initiative was not the first of its kind in the history of the company, explaining that for the past 15 years, the company, as a finance house, had made similar donations in the Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.
He said having opened a new office in Kumasi to serve Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and the three regions in northern Ghana, the company was going to spread its tentacles in the area of community support.
The Managing Director of Eximguaranty Company, Mrs Felicity Acquah, noted that as part of good corporate governance, it was mandatory for them to take concrete measures to support the deprived in the society and assist community development.
She said the future of the country depended on how today’s children were moulded and promised that “we shall continue to work closely with institutions such as KATH who share our corporate social responsibility vision.”
The Head of Paediatric Unit at KATH, Dr Emmanuel Addo-Yobo, thanked Eximguaranty for the kind gesture and said the items would go a long way to boost their operations.
He said hypertensive children could develop kidney problems.
He noted that KATH was growing bigger by the day and, therefore, looks ahead for such support from the public.