The Fifty 50 Club supports Health Center, Artisans in Obuasi 

The Fifty 50 Club, an Obuasi-based Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) has supported about 23 Artisans in the Obuasi Municipality. It donated equipment and tools to enable them set up their own businesses.

They included 13 dryers, 13 hand dryers and 13 washing basins to 13 Hairdressers while seven seamstresses received seven sewing machines and seven pressing irons.Two portable welding machines, two angle grinders, and 2 electrode holders were presented to two Welders and 1 toolbox with assorted tools to an Auto Mechanic.

The NGO also presented medical equipment to the Wioso Health center in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region.

The Fifty 50 club, made up of employees of AngloGold Ashanti and its subsidiaries, as well as employees of other corporate organisations across the country and in the Diaspora, is known for its consistent donations and support to health institutions and individuals.

The Health Equipment donated to Wioso Health centre

The Fifty 50 Club has made several donations over the past 4 years, including contributing to the cost of surgeries and/or medical treatments for kids and other individuals with various heart/medical conditions, supporting community clinics with medical equipment and supplies, providing scholarships to brilliant but needy students and setting up businesses for many artisans.

Mr. Jacob Edmund-Aquah, the President and Founder of the Club explained that the gesture comes on the heels of similar donations in 2022 and 2023, where six health centers were given medical items to aid quality healthcare delivery.

He said the Wioso Health Center, which was in dire need of support were given two Crank Beds with Drip Stands, one  Nebulizing Machine, one Oxygen Cylinder with Flowmeter, two  BP Apparatus, two Forceps, two Weighing Scales and one Medication Trolley.

He disclosed that the donations are expected to equip the artisans to set up their own businesses and provide them with an avenue to be self-sustainable.

He indicated that the medical equipment and working tools for Artisans are estimated at GH¢81,526 and commended members for contributing to support a worthy cause and urged others to join the club to support humanity.

Eric Atuahene Agyeman, the Adansi North District Health Director who received the medical items on behalf of the Wioso Health center commended the Fifty 50 club for the support.

He called for more private sector involvement in delivering quality healthcare services, because the government cannot shoulder the entire burden associated with quality health care delivery.

Mr. Agyeman revealed that the directorate has been affected by the high attrition rate of nurses in the country, and called on the government to post more health workers to the district to address the shortfalls.

Mr. Emmanuel Appiah, an Auto mechanic, described the intervention by the Fifty 50 Club as a great relief and recounted how difficult it has been for himself and others to get the tools to set up their businesses after completing their training or apprenticeship.


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