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Elecnor SA, Ghana support 3 institutions to fight Covid-19

BY: Emelia Ennin Abbey
 Madam Gertrude Ankrah received the items from Mr Mateo Pérez Camino.
Madam Gertrude Ankrah received the items from Mr Mateo Pérez Camino.

Elecnor SA, Ghana, a leading engineering, renewable energy infrastructure construction and development company has donated COVID-19 relief items to three institutions in the Ga North and Ga West Municipalities to support measures towards curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The institutions which benefited from the support are the Ga North Municipal Assembly, the Ga North Municipal Hospital and the Ga West Municipal Hospital.

The items valued at GHc 30,000 includes a dozen boxes containing 600 pieces of examination gloves, six gallons of five liter alcohol-based hand sanitizers, 10 veronica buckets and 4,000 pieces of face masks.


Supporting communities

Presenting the items at a short ceremony, the Country Director of Elecnor SA, Ghana, Mr Mateo Pérez Camino said, the gesture forms part of the numerous corporate social responsibility activities undertaken by the organization in areas it operates.

Elecnor, S.A. Ghana had since 1999, executed several energy infrastructure developments in Ghana, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy. It is currently constructing the biggest power substation in Ghana at Pokuase, in the Greater Accra Region and it is also involved in the construction of the 17MW PV Solar Plant in Kaleo and Lawra, for the Volta River Authority (VRA), which will increase the renewable generation component in the national energy mix.

Mr Camino said, in March 2020, Elecnor SA, Ghana organized a free health screening exercise for residents in Pokuase ACP Estates and its nearby communitiesThe company, he said, had also provided solar powered street lights for residents at the Ridge West and Koans Estates in Pokuase where it is currently constructing a Bulk Power Substation as part of the Ghana Power Compact Program.

“In these unusual times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it as our duty to show our commitment towards safeguarding the health and safety of not only our over 200 Ghanaian staff but also to the residents and the institutions helping fight the pandemic” said Mr Camino.

He added that “we are proud of the contributions we make towards improving the communities we operate in.”


Appreciation

Receiving the items, the Municipal Chief Executive of the Ga North Municipal Assembly, Madam Gertrude Ankrah, highly commended Elecnor SA Ghana for its socially responsible gesture and entreated others in the corporate community to emulate the example.

The Ga West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Clement Wilkinson, said the items which were valuable supplies for the battle of the coronavirus disease which had affected a number of people and had taken the lives of others.

He said the battle had to be fought and won collectively, hence the need for corporate bodies and individuals to support in whichever way they could.