As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Divine Anointing Mining Company (DAMCO) in Congo, Porkpa District, Grand Cape Mount County, has donated an ambulance and a four-wheel drive pick-up valued at US$30,000 to the community clinic, to improve healthcare delivery in the area.
Daniel W. Anderson, who made the donation over the weekend, said his company is poised towards improving the quality of life and provision of timely socio-economic development support through direct and indirect intervention to the people.
He said the gesture is intended to show to residents that he has been blessed by God through his mining activities and felt obliged to share his blessings with them, by providing an ambulance to the only clinic in that area.
“Whenever you’re blessed as a child of God, you should be firstly thankful to God, and the citizens that allowed you to carry on mining in their areas,” he said.
Anderson observed that on several occasions, he was approached by the town’s people to allow them to use his personal vehicle to take patients to the clinic or the hospital, if recommended by the nurses or doctors.
Therefore he saw the urgent need to purchase the ambulance which is now being used by the clinic in Congo Township.
“Our pride is to see that our interventions go to the right people; I urge you to use the ambulance to the benefit of the people,” he said.
He then used the occasion to appeal to his colleagues, who are engaged in mining activities in the county, to join hands for the rehabilitation of the deplorable road conditions and damaged bridges leading to the mining site.
If that is done collectively, he believed that the residents will appreciate their effort.
Responding, the residents commended Mr. Anderson for his intervention, which they described as timely.
They assured him that they will remember him in their prayers for such a great donation, and called on other well-meaning miners to emulate Mr. Anderson’s good example.