Vodafone Ghana Foundation Renovates Akyem Achiase labour ward
Vodafone Ghana Foundation has rehabilitated the labor ward of Akyem Achiase Health Center in the Eastern region in accordance with its Kindred initiative.
The Akyem Achiase, Labour Ward Rehabilitation project, aimed to refurbish the labor ward from its poor state with run-down floor tiling and a 32-year-old maternity bed.
The facility has been upgraded to provide safe delivery for pregnant women and a congenial working environment for health workers.
Present at a ceremony to hand over the completed project were representatives from the Ministry of Health and allied organizations.
Speaking at the event, the District Director of Health Services, Stella Owusu, praised Vodafone Ghana Foundation for the gesture and implored all other organizations to emulate it.
“It’s amazing how the Foundation has painted and tiled the facility anew. With its help, the health centre now has brand new obstetric beds and other pieces of furniture. It has also changed the ward’s age-old fans, plugs, and lighting system.
“It is really nice of the Foundation to again provide the health centre with pieces of Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment such as facemasks, hand sanitizers, and alcohol wraps.
“Vodafone has really shown that indeed together we can achieve more. For this reason, I encourage us all to present here to subscribe to Vodafone so that it will have a sustained means to continue to embark on such impactful social responsibility projects as this,” she pointed out.
Representing the Chief of Achiase, the Achiase linguist, Omankyeame Baffuor Amankra Boafo III, expressed gratitude to the Foundation for refurbishing the facility.
“On behalf of the Chief and the people of Achiase, I am very grateful for this project. To demonstrate the seriousness of our appreciation, we, the people of Akyem Achiase, pledge to abandon our presently subscribed-to telecommunications network and cling to Vodafone.
“From today, I promise that all of us will defect from our current networks, which are oft-times unstable, to Vodafone because of what the Foundation has done for us.”
The Akyem Achiase Labour Ward Rehabilitation project was implemented by the Foundation, under the “Kindred Month” program, to improve health care delivery and boost education in communities.
For his part, Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Rev. Nana Amaris Perbi said under the program, staff of Vodafone Ghana embarked on four community-based CSR projects across the country to drive staff-led philanthropic activities.
“Once December comes around, anyone with the request of a societal need can submit to any worker they know at Vodafone Ghana for onward submission to the Foundation. Afterward, the selection arm of the Foundation will scrutinize and select the most qualified ones in February,” Rev Pebi stressed.
The three other projects executed under the program this year are the rehabilitation of Okorase health facility in the Eastern region, the upgrade of an ICT laboratory at the Adaklu Ahunda Basic School in the Volta Region, and the setting up of a computer laboratory at the Ofankor M/A 3 Primary School in the Greater Accra region.