Orca Deco (Ghana) Limited donated 176 hospital beds worth GHS200,000 to the Office of First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo through The Rebecca Foundation in Accra. This donation is part of Orca Deco’s commitment and the First Lady’s resolve to support government’s effort to reduce the “no bed syndrome” in Ghana’s health facilities. Managing Partner at Orca Deco Mr. Rayan Sharara described as “disheartening and worrisome” the problem of lack of available beds in hospitals for new patients, particularly in emergency departments commonly (‘No Bed Syndrome’), which sometimes resulted in preventable deaths.

Mr. Sharara commended the efforts of the First Lady in improving maternal and child healthcare in Ghana. He noted that Orca Deco had grown to become a household name in Ghana because the Ghanaian people supported and patronized the company’s business. Orca was therefore always eager and happy to take any steps to alleviate societal challenges in Ghana, particularly those affecting women and children, Mr. Sharara said. Mr Sharara assured the First Lady and the people of Ghana of Orca’s continued support to make lives better in all facets of the Ghanaian society.

The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, received the gift package and thanked Orca Deco for always responding to calls from the Office of the First Lady to support the people of Ghana, particularly on issues affecting women, children and the vulnerable. Mrs. Akufo-Addo recalled that Orca Deco was the first to donate 7,000 food boxes when The Rebecca Foundation launched the Relief Boxes Challenge to mobilize donations from retailers to support people in need at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana during which Accra and Kumasi went into a lockdown.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo said The Rebecca Foundation was committed to promoting the well-being of all Ghanaian women and children and would continue to work earnestly in their interest. She called on generous businesses and organizations to support the foundation’s work in addressing challenges identified in the health and the education sectors.