The Bui Power Authority has donated GH¢50,000 to the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund, to support the construction of a 100-bed infectious disease isolation and treatment facility in Accra.
Corporate Affairs Manager for the Bui Power Authority, Cherie Lawson Adamu, handed over a cheque to the Managing Trustee of the Fund, Senyo Hosi, at a ceremony at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, where the facility is being built.
After a tour of the project site, Madam Cherie Adamu said she was impressed by the progress of the construction, which started in the middle of April and is set for completion by the end of May.
She described the donation as a ‘token’ from Bui Power Authority to support the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund.
“It is a good project and we think we have to support you in finishing the project,” she said.
Receiving the cheque, Mr. Hosi thanked the Bui Power Authority for the support for the project and the overall national campaign against Covid-19.
He assured that the project will be completed on schedule.
“We are very honoured to have you not just as a friend and partner to the project but also as a donor. At this time, we all know the challenges the energy sector is facing but for you to still find economic space for such a project, is an indication of your sense of humanity as an authority and your commitment to the cause of this country,” Mr. Hosi said.
The 100-bed isolation and treatment facility will be used to treat critically ill Covid-19 patients when completed. When the epidemic is over, it will also be used to treat and manage other infectious diseases.
The Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund also has plans to build similar facilities in Tamale, Takoradi and Kumasi.
The Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund which was an initiative set up by business people, started with initial GH¢1 million.
They seek to raise at least GH¢100 million from donations given by local and international businesses, as well as the general public to aid in the fight against Covid-19 in Ghana.
For more information on how to donate/contribute, please visit: www.ghanacovid19fund.com