By Maxwell Okamafo Addo
The Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has commended Kosmos Energy for their kind gesture of providing $325,000 emergency donation for critical equipment for three Ebola treatment centres located at Tema, Kumasi and Tamale
He said from all indications, the country has to do a bit more of public education so that the people can prepare themselves and protect themselves better.
He advised Ghanaians to reduce person to person contact, to avoid contracting the disease
The Veep, made the statement when the Country Manager of Kosmos Energy Ghana, Ken Keag, conferred with him at the Flagstaff House on ways by which the company can assist Ghana in providing critical equipment for three disease treatment centres.
Mr Amissah-Arthur, also said that the country needs to raise the level of awareness of the transmission, in order to be able to contain the Ebola disease.
Mr Keag, who is the leader of the delegation said currently, three countries in the West African sub-region namely; Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, have been ravaged by the Ebola pandemic with over 4,500 deaths.
He said, Cosmos Energy Ghana Limited, was providing $325,000 emergency donation for critical equipment for three Ebola treatment centres located at Tema, Kumasi and Tamale.
As part of the arrangement, Kosmos is to procure and provide generators, incinerators and other needed supplies for the soon-to-be completed facilities.
Mr. Keag stated that Ghana was already playing a key role by acting as hub to support sister countries in the sub-region.
He said, during the company’s extensive discussion with the Ministry of Health, he was assured of concerted effort being made by way of preparation to contain the disease should it arrive in the country, adding that although Ghana has not yet had a confirmed case of Ebola, it is important for the nation to be prepared.
Mr Keag, also noted that the donation of the critical equipment and supplies, comes after extensive discussion with the Ministry of Health to understand Ghana’s needs and level of preparedness.