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Zen Petroleum Limited has presented cash and medical consumables worth GHC15,000 to victims of last Tuesday’s gas explosion which occurred in Takoradi.
The donation, which was done in collaboration with Paragon fm, a Takoradi-based radio station, forms part of Zen Petroleum’s response to the social needs of society.
A cheque for GHC5,000 was presented to the Western Regional Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to cater for the six fire personnel who got injured while trying to control the fire after the explosion.
Medical supplies including antiseptic disinfectants, gauzes, bandages and gloves were presented to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital (ENRH), Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) Hospital and the Takoradi Hospital where victims of the explosion were being treated.
Presenting the cash and items, the Corporate Affairs Manager of Zen Petroleum Limited, Nicholas de-Heer, noted that an overwhelming sadness befell the nation after pictures of burnt persons and extensive infrastructure damage surfaced in the media after the explosion.
Although this is an accident, he said, it reminds everyone about the need to be conscious of safety in all endeavours.
“We need to be each other’s keeper and voice out our concerns if we are not convinced about the safety of any on-going operation, as it could have dire consequences on ourselves”, he said.
The Commercial Manager of Zen Petroleum Limited, Kwabena Ampong, wished the victims speedy recovery and urged other corporate bodies to also attend to the health needs of the victims.
Officials from the ENRH, GPHA Hospital and Takoradi Hospital, who received the items on behalf of the victims, were grateful to Zen Petroleum Limited for the gesture.
The Deputy Western Regional Fire Officer of GNFS, DO1 Veronica Koney, who received the cheque on behalf of the fire personnel, was thankful for the assistance, stating that it would help alleviate the burden of the affected personnel.
Source: Marlvin-James Dadzie