Vivo Energy Ghana equips New Abirem Government Hospital
Vivo Energy Ghana, the leading marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has donated a digital dental x-ray machine to the New Abirem Government Hospital in the Birim North District of the Eastern region.

Date Created : 4/19/2018 8:16:12 AM : Story Author : GNA

The x-ray machine is to complement an ultra-modern dental chair Vivo Energy installed at the Hospital last year.

The donation, which is in line with the company’s commitment to ensuring the socio-economic advancement of communities in which it operates, was done in partnership with the Akyem Mine of the Newmont Golden Ridge Limited.

The digital x-ray machine has a number of modern features to improve the dentist and patients’ experience.

Mr Ebenezer Faulkner, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, said the company had the vision of becoming Africa’s most respected energy business entity.

“As part of our business principles, we commit to contributing to sustainable development in the markets where we operate. This requires balancing short and long-term interests, and integrating economic, environmental and social considerations into business decision-making.

“To make this a reality, our company has gone beyond simply running a business to serving communities where we operate – not just through providing high quality shell products and services, but also through the critical areas of our sustainable development initiatives,” he said.

Mr Joep Coenen, the General Manager of Newmont Golden Ridge Limited, recounted the long-standing partnership with Vivo Energy Ghana in the area of sustainable development, which has enhanced the socioeconomic wellbeing of the people.

“We at Newmont will continually work with our contractors to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining,” he said.

The District Health Director, Mr Azarugo, commended Vivo Energy for providing the machine to the Hospital, which has now become a referral point to other health centres within the Eastern Region.

Nana Osam Takyi, the Adontenhene of New Abirem, who could not hide his excitement, tasked other contractors operating in the Newmont Akyem area to emulate the gesture of the company.

He encouraged the Hospital authorities to make good use of the facilities and ensure they are well maintained.