GNPC Foundation Donates Generator to Worawora Government Hospital

By: Akpabli Daniel Yao/IGnetwork/Ghana
Also Published in The Finder Newspaper

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) through its foundation has procured and donated a Stand-by generator to the Worawora Government Hospital in the Oti Region as part of its corporate social responsibilities.

The 110KVA/120KVA generator set according to the Executive Director of the foundation, Dr. Dominic Kwesi Eduah, costs Ghc 150,000.00

The initiative, he said, is to resolve the power challenges facing the facility to power its equipment as well as supply power in the day to day running of the hospital.

He noted that, the aim of the foundation is to impact lives through education and training, economic empowerment and the provision of environmental and social amenities.

Dr. Eduah said, as part of their corporate social responsibility, they have given scholarships to one thousand Ghanaians to see them through the educational sector in the country adding that sixty-five Ghanaians have also been given scholarships to study abroad.

Dr. Dominic Kwesi Eduah highlighted that during his tour to the various offices in the facility, he assessed that Worawora hospital has exercised proper administrative skills in serving the people with good healthcare initiatives especially the giant steps in paperless administration of medical services.

The Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Isaac Secorm explained that the previous faulty generator always poses substantial challenges which negatively affect the health service delivery at the facility.

“all service transactions are conducted on a computer-based system so any prolonged interruption in power supply brings all service deliveries to a halt” He noted.

Dr. Secorm further stated that, though GNPC foundation has made efforts to supplying the facility with a generator set, the hospital also lacks many other things among which is low staffs’ strength.

He said, the current working staffs’ strength at the facility is very low in terms of numbers, adding that government should help provide the facility with doctors and nurses since the daily attendance of Out-patients department increase every day.

He also appealed to the government to provide the hospital with a vehicle which will be used for carrying out health delivery services in the district and the region as a whole.

The Chief Executive for the Biakoye district and a representative of the the Oti Regional Minister, Comfort Attah, noted that the worawora hospital as one of the oldest in the region has been of great help to the people of Oti region.

She said government is poised at improving health facilities in the region hence the need for everyone to put hands on deck to achieve this purpose.

She said government will endeavor to provide the necessary amenities required for the smooth administration and delivery of health services in the Worawora hospital.

The Health Director for the Biakoye District, Madam Rita Ama Abodey, lauded the efforts of GNPC Foundation for their kind gesture.

She further called on the management of the hospital to ensure productive use of the generator to save lives and provide good and quality healthcare services in the district and the region as a whole.
The Akwamuhene of Worawora, Nana Osei Bonso noted that, the hospital has been of substantial aid to the district, therefore he will partner with other traditional rulers in ensuring that the necessary contributions are made to help the hospital render good health services.

Nana also donated a set of “Heart start” machines to the hospital on behalf of the traditional council in the district.


The Worawora hospital was established in 1951 and structured into governmental management in 2004,

The hospital is said to have one hundred and ten (110) bed capacity and serves a population of over 187,000 people in three adjacent district-Kedjebi and Krachi East District in addition to Biakoye Districts.

According to reports, the hospital is also a main referral center for the Kedjebi, Krachi East and Biakoye district health facilities with a daily record of one hundred and thirty (130) out-patient attendance.

Workers in the hospital said, the greatest challenge they face is the frequent breakdown of the old generator set of 85KV capacity which has been in service since 2008 which GNPC has now taken care of with a 110KVA/120KVA generator set.

The management of the Worawora Government Hospital in February this year wrote to the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) to solicit support to purchase a generator set for the hospital

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