Tuesday, October 19, 2010


THE Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) area office in the Techiman Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region has donated a 32-inch flat screen colour television set and a stabiliser worth GH¢1,000 to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital.
The donation formed part of the social responsibility of the company, and was handed over after with a two-hour health walk by workers of the company through some principal streets in Techiman and a clean-up exercise on the hospital premises.
Workers of GRIDCO with support from the staff of the Techiman branch of Zoomlion tidied up the hospital’s compound, cleared weedy surroundings and cleared choked gutters.
Making the presentation, Mr Richard Asante Gyan, the Techiman Area Electrical Engineer of GRIDCO, who represented the Area Manager, Mr Tony Godzi, said the donation, the health walk and the clean-up exercise formed part of activities to mark the safety awareness week of the company.
It was on the theme: “Emerging risks and new patterns of prevention in the power sector.
Mr Gyan said GRIDCO was a powerful utility company established in 2007 out of the Volta River Authority (VRA) to take over the transmission functions of the VRA to transmit power to any destination in the country and beyond.
He said the week was being used to educate members of the public on the need to observe safety in their homes and workplaces, and pledged that the company would sustain the programme through the mass media.
Mr Gyan added that the donation of the TV set formed part of the social responsibility of the company in its area of operations and expressed the hope that the gesture would help cement the relationship between GRIDCO and the hospital.
The Administrator of the Holy Family Hospital, Mr Barnabas Yeboah, who received the item on behalf of the hospital, said the TV set would be placed at the out-patient department (OPD) for all to see since it was the first port of call at the hospital.
He appealed to GRIDCO and the VRA to help the hospital resolve the power fluctuation and low voltage experienced by the hospital from time to time, which had damaged some of their equipment.
Mr Yeboah expressed gratitude to the management and staff of GRIDCO for the gesture and pledged to take good care of the TV set.

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