Accra, June 13, GNA – The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) in collaboration with National Blood Service (NBS), is organising special blood donation campaign in support of the June 3 twin tragedy in Accra from June 15 to June 17.
The exercise dubbed: ‘GOIL Service Station Disaster Victims’ Blood Donation Campaign,’ involves GOIL management and officials at the National, Regional as well as GOIL filling station attendants.
A programme outlined made available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra at the weekend said on Monday June 15; the NBS officials would set up a temporal centre at GOIL Head Office at Adabraka, where board members, senior management members as well as staffs would participate in the exercise.
On Tuesday June 16, the team would move to the GOIL Greater Accra Regional office at South Industrial Area and on Wednesday June 17 the team would move to the Tema GOIL Regional Office.
In an interview with Ghana News Agency Mr Patrick Kwame Akpe Akorli, GOIL Managing Director, said GOIL Board of Directors and Management are doing everything to support national efforts at reducing the pains of the twin-tragedy victims and families who lost relations.
He appealed to the public, corporate friends of GOIL, as well as clients to support the three day blood donation campaign by the company, which seeks to replenish the stock of the major hospitals who have been taking care of the victims.
Mr Akorli reiterated that GOIL shares in the national tragedy, adding: ‘GOIL will continue to support government efforts at reducing to pains of families who were directly affected by the twin-tragedy.’
He used the occasion to express gratitude to the government, security services, media, health professionals, religious leaders, political leaders, National Disaster Management Organisation, National Ambulance Service and the public for demonstrating high sense of patriotism during the challenging moment of the nation.
GOIL has made a donation of GH¢ 560,000.00 to the National Disaster Fund including a total of GH¢ 60,000.00 towards the medical care of affected individuals in the June 3 disaster.
The donation would go to affected persons on admission in 37 Military Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, and the Police Hospital.
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