Accra, Sept. 20, GNA – About 1,500 Residents
of Adabraka and its environs have benefitted from a free health screening
exercise organized by Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) in partnership with the
Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL).
The exercise comprised free dental
screening, eye care, general medical screening and Hepatitis B and C screening
People under the age of 18 as well as those
above 60 were registered for the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Mr Graham Lurie, the Finance Director of
ABL, said the annual event fulfils the company’s objective of helping to create
a thriving world where incomes and quality of life are growing.
He said ABL will continue to support the
acceleration of growth and social development through its value chains with
such health interventions.
“Health is an essential component in the
development of every community. At Accra
Brewery, creating a thriving world also means, investing in people but most
importantly it is investing in physical well-being which fosters prosperity for
all” he said.
Mr Lurie assured the Adabraka community of
ABL’s continuous support and thanked its partners in the exercise – Graphic
Communications Group Limited as well as Voltic (GH) Limited, for donating
natural mineral water to refresh the beneficiaries.
The Hepatitis B Foundation and the Accra
Diamond Lions Club also provided free services.
Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, the Managing Director of
Graphic Communications Group Limited, expressed his appreciation to the
community for creating a peaceful atmosphere for his company to thrive, noting,
that free healthcare is an expression of gratitude to the people of Adabraka
for being a kind host.
Over the past years, ABL has undertaken a
number of initiatives aimed at supporting health care delivery in the Ghana in
its quest to augment government’s efforts to attain the nation’s Sustainable
The company has been investing in an annual
free HIV/AIDS screening for residents of Agbobloshie.
It has, for the third year running, been
engaged in a campaign to prevent alcohol consumption among pregnant women in a
campaign aimed at reaching 5000 women this year.
This is the eighth collaborative health
intervention between ABL and Graphic Communication Group Limited for the
Adabraka community and its environs.