Newmont Goldcorp Ghana Supports Quality Healthcare Delivery in Kenyasi

Tuesday 21st May, 2019
Newmont Hospital
Accra, May 21, GNA - As part of efforts to support quality healthcare in its operational areas, Newmont Goldcorp Ghana’s Ahafo mine has cut sod to construct doctors’ residence and children’s ward for the proposed Kenyasi District Hospital.

A statement said the company committed $350,000 for the construction of the two projects in the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo Region.

In collaboration with US based Non-Governmental Organisation – Project CURE, the Ahafo mine has also donated a 40 feet container of medical supplies worth about $470,000 to support the equipment needs of the District Hospital.

The gesture, according to the General Manager of the Ahafo Mine, Bernard Wessels, is part of on-going partnership with the Asutifi North District Assembly to upgrade the Kenyasi Health Centre into a District Hospital.

“As a company, taking care of our safety, health and wellness as well as that of our communities is one of our core values, therefore committing towards the first phase construction of the doctor’s residence and children’s ward is in the right direction” Mr. Wessels added.

Touching on the medical supplies and equipment donation, Bernard Wessels said, “We have partnered our health care partner and US based Non-Governmental Organisation - Project CURE, to procure this first container.

“We will continue to work with all stakeholders including; Nananom, the Assembly, other government agencies, youth groups, community committees and members as well as Project CURE to ensure that this project is completed and functional as expected”.

Receiving the items on behalf of the District, the Asutifi North District Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Mensah, pledged the Assembly’s commitment to play its part to ensure that the project was completed on time.

GNA