The Chief Executive Officer of Engineers & Planners Ltd, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, on Tuesday, 1 September 2020, donated ultra-modern handwashing machines to the University of Ghana (UG), Legon; Islamic University College, Ghana; University of Ghana Medical School-Korle Bu; and other institutions within the Greater Accra Region and beyond.
The devices were presented to the universities as part of measures in combating the spread of COVID-19.
In all, Mr Mahama is expected to donate 500 pieces of the equipment to other institutions.
So far, 380 pieces of the ultra-modern handwashing machines have been donated to various institutions in the country.
Rafik Mahama, Aide to Mr Ibrahim Mahama, who presented the items, indicated that the gesture will be replicated in all the major tertiary institutions, including churches and mosques that are yet to benefit from his boss’ philanthropy.
He said Engineers and Planners sees the need to protect lives, especially as the country continues to fight the deadly pandemic.
“We are not looking at how much is involved but the impact it will make in the public space.
“We have been doing these donations since COVID-19 started and we are doing this for the universities and the institutions in order to aid them comply with the safety protocols,” Mr Mahama said.
The Master of the Legon Hall and Convenor for Heads of Halls, Dr Wiafe Akenteng, who received the items on behalf of the University of Ghana, expressed his gratitude to Engineers and Planners.
“It’s a very good gesture and you know we are in COVID-19 and anything that will help prevent it is most welcome.
“Each of the halls and other administrative departments will have one and this is very useful.
“Very soon, students will return to campus and that, in itself, is a lot of money to spend,” he said.
The Registrar of the Islamic University College, Mr Awudu Moro, thanked Mr Ibrahim Mahama for supporting the school in their quest to enforce the COVID-19 safety protocols.
He prayed for Mr Ibrahim Mahama and the company and asked God to continue to bless, guide and protect him in all his business operations.
The business magnate has made series of donations since the pandemic started in March.
He has donated food items, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a brand new ultra-modern Drager Fabius plus anaesthetic machines used for COVID theatre to the University of Ghana Medical Centre and undisclosed amounts of cash to various communities and groups across the country.
This is to cushion the vulnerable in society and also to help various institutions to comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols in these difficult times.