ACCRA – July 22, 2021 – Kosmos Energy donated a state-of-the-art refrigerated van worth approximately US$50,000 to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) during a ceremony held earlier today. The van – a 2021 Hyundai HD 45 Truck with an installed Xarios 350 refrigeration system – was presented to Mr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service.
Commenting on the donation, Mr. Joe Mensah, Kosmos Energy’s Senior Vice President and Head of the Ghana Business Unit, said: “Distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to as many people as possible is a critical task during the ongoing pandemic. We are pleased to do our part to support the Ghana Health Service as it works to vaccinate Ghana’s citizens.”
Mr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service, said: “We thank Kosmos Energy for supporting our work to improve public health. This gesture of support came at the right time – when the number of COVID-19 cases are increasing and we need to transport vaccine doses to all 16 regions of the country.”
The Ghana Health Service currently operates two temperature-controlled vehicles and recognized the need for an additional vehicle to aid its immunization program for COVID-19 and other diseases.
This is not the first time Kosmos Energy has stepped forward to support the important work of the Ghana Health Service. Last year, Kosmos Energy donated equipment and supplies worth up to US $50,000, including an automated DNA/RNA extraction machine, along with 700 RNA extraction test kits and 1,500 swabs and transporters.