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Persus Mining assists Denkyira West District

BY: Daily Graphic
Mr Emmanuel Armah (right), Community Relations Officer, Perseus Mining Ghana Limited presenting some of the items to Mr Alexander Kissi, the Upper Denkyira West District Nutrition Officer
Mr Emmanuel Armah (right), Community Relations Officer, Perseus Mining Ghana Limited presenting some of the items to Mr Alexander Kissi, the Upper Denkyira West District Nutrition Officer

The Upper Denkyira West District Nutrition Officer, Mr Alexander Kissi, has appealed to the government and philanthropists to assist with accommodation for staff of the Diaso Health Centre.

He said staff posted to the centre did not accept their postings due to lack of accommodation.

Mr Kissi made the appeal when Perseus Mining Ghana Limited, with operations in some parts of the Central and Western regions, presented items worth GH¢40,000 to nine junior high schools (JHS) and the Diaso Health Centre.

The items donated included rice, canned fish, soft drinks, cooking oil, toffees and biscuits.

Beneficiaries

The Operations Manager of Perseus Mining Ghana Limited, Mr Andy Amoah, who presented the items, said the company made donations each year in support of some selected persons, schools and institutions in the district.

Schools that received the gifts included Abenabena Primary and JHS; Gyaman Primary and JHS; Fabinss Primary and JHS; Nkonya Primary and JHS and Ayanfuri Methodist Primary and JHS.

The rest are the Catholic Primary and JHS; D/A Primary and JHS; Wampam Primary and JHS and Prinsco/Tease Primary and JHS.

Mr Kissi, who received the items on behalf of the schools and the health centre complained about the bad nature of roads in the district which made it difficult to transport patients to the health centre.
 
He said currently, there was no medical doctor at the centre.

Commendation

He commended Perseus Mining Ghana Limited for the gesture and urged other well-meaning Ghanaians to come to the aid of the Diaso Health Centre.

Mr Kissi said it was time that the centre, which was established some 56 years ago, was raised to the status of a hospital.