Encouraged by the vital role being played by the National Cardiothoracic Center in the country, Maxam, the international manucfurer and distributors of explosives yesterday donated GHC30,000 to the center at a short ceremony in Accra. Maxam has being operating in Ghana for offering integrated mining and quarry industry for the past 23 years.
“We are more than happy for your kind gesture and we can assure you that the center will use the donation to improve lives of the poor and needy patients, who are in need of medical help”, Dr Lawrence Siiiboe, Chief Executive of the center said.
The Chief Executive noted that “there are so many Ghanaians who have heart problems but the increasing costs of heart solutions not only in Ghana but even in Europe and America, means that the center has to depend on donors like Maxam and other sponsors to keep the center afloat. Experts describe the center as the leading heart facility in the sub region.. Mali, Guinea, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. “we need more donations to save lives of the people”.
Maxam, is a market leader in the manufacture of explosives. It has branches all over West Africa and operates in Ghana as its sub regional capital. Its corporate social responsibility in Ghana includes rehabilitation of orphanages, school, bungalows for the police service and provision of food items for the needy.
Presenting the cheque to the Cardio Chief Executive, Jose Fernando Sanchez – Junco Mans, the Chief Executive and Board Chair of Maxam group, explained that over the 23years of doing business in Ghana, Maxam has demonstrated in various ways that they are not only here to do business but also to be socially responsible to the community.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Maxam has demonstrated its interest to support the Ghanaian community on many occasions and in diverse ways . in recent times, Maxam has supported the Kumasi orphanage; supported the rehabilitation of the kikam-kims chips compound from an old office block into a health facility; partly supported the rehabilitation of the Tarkwa police officers bungalows; provided food for the Tarkwa orphanage and also provided support to the university of mines and technology with a video conference room and equipment.
Maxam was happy with the contribution being made by the center to the people of Ghana and even beyond. He said Maxam would continue to support the center as long as Maxam operates in the country.
Ehunuabobrim Nana Pra Agyensem V1, Omanhene of Assin Kushia, and a former Member of the Council of State, who chaired the function; urged other endowed companies operating in the country to emulate the gesture exhibited by Maxaim, saying “the cardio center needs support so that it can treat more patients, We should all contribute one way or the other to expand and sustain the vital services the center is providing”.
Ehunnuabobrium, who is also a lawyer commended the doctors and nurses of the center for their yeomen job in saving lives and urged them to keep it up.