Tullow Ghana Ltd donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth €280,500 ($170,000) to Ghana’s Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service. The gift package included:

  • 10,000 coveralls
  • 500 dust masks/respirators
  • 5,000 safety goggles (direct vent)
  • 2000 face shields
  • 2,000 headgears
  • 608 industrial gloves
  • 500 wellington gummy boots
  • 100 knapsacks sprayers

At the giving event, Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Ltd Mr. Charles Darku remarked that Ghana still needed to be in solid position of preparedness to manage the Ebola outbreak should it spread to Ghana.

“As a company, we know Ebola outbreak in Ghana would impact the oil and gas industry in Ghana particularly hard in many ways. A single case of Ebola on an offshore installation could lead to very rapid spread due to the technical design of the offshore installation,” Mr. Darku said.

Tullow Ghana wanted to take the first step in getting ready for a possible outbreak and had procured 10,000 sets of PPEs to be distributed to the Ministry of Health and selected hospitals in Ghana. Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Victor Asare Bampoe received the assistance package from Tullow Ghana and commended the company for its “sense of forward thinking.”

Credits: PEACE FM