First Lady Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo has applauded Gold Fields Ghana Limited for impacting the lives of residents of its host communities through its corporate social responsibility activities.
Mrs Akufo-Addo gave the praise when she joined officials of Gold Fields West Africa, government officials and traditional elders of Prestea Huni Valley and Tarkwa Nsuem in the Western Region to open the new Huni Valley Health Centre.
The centre, which serves the people in the Prestea-Huni Valley and Tarkwa Nsuaem municipalities, was renovated and refurbished with modern medical equipment by the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, as part of its corporate social responsibilities.
In a brief address, Mrs Akufo-Addo expressed delight that Gold Fields had shown interest in the health sector, especially in helping women and children.
She said The Rebecca Foundation, which she chairs, has impacted many lives across the country through projects such as the construction of the Mother and Baby Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and many others.
Mrs Akufo-Addo said she was optimistic that The Rebecca Foundation and Gold Fields could partner to address key issues of health, education and economic empowerment of women.
She urged other corporate bodies to emulate Gold Fields Ghana by identifying some needs of their host communities and helping in them.