Vodafone Ghana ‘Homecoming’ initiative relieves hospital patients on Independence Day
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Vodafone Ghana has relieved patients receiving medical treatment in some of the major hospitals across the country of their medical bills as part of Ghana’s 61st anniversary celebration.
Speaking to Biztechafrica, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana Yolanda Zoleka Cuba described the gesture as ‘Homecoming’ an initiative from the Vodafone Foundation which settles the medical bills of financially-challenged patients in hospitals across the country to enable them spend the Independence Day with their families, and expressed Vodafone’s commitment in ensuring that these patients are free to go home to join their families especially on an occasion that Ghana is celebrating its 61st Independence day.
“Vodafone Ghana is happy to relieve people of their bills on the occasion of Ghana’s 61st anniversary. We are saying to patients that they are free to go home to join their families and this is why we call it Homecoming. We have partnerships with various hospitals in every region and they have been helpful in pointing out the cases that we could assist with our relief support, ’’she said.
William Mehuadzo, one of the 300 beneficiaries of this year’s Vodafone Homecoming expressed his gratitude to the Vodafone Ghana Foundation for settling his medical bills and reuniting him with his family on Independence Day.
A team from Vodafone Ghana including the Senior Management members visited and interacted with the beneficiaries at the various hospitals before they departed.