The Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO) has handed over the newly refurbished 6 Medical Reception Station (6MRS) Officers’ Ward to the 6th Infantry Battalion (6BN).
The face-lifting funded by NEDCO which cost about Gh¢ 40, 000 entailed retiling of both wards and washrooms, construction of a dwarf wall and an apron as well as the replacement of all louvre blades, electrical bulbs and air conditioner.
Handing over the facility to 6BN on Monday October 22, 2018 at the 6 MRS, the Managing Director of NEDCO, Frank Akligo in a speech read by the Director Services at NEDCO, Surveyor David Adomako-Mensah, said NEDCO had supported the military in many ways including the provision of water reservoir systems for the MRS and completion of a three-classroom block with an office for Kamina Basic School.
“We are happy to announce that these aside, NEDCO is financing the ongoing renovation of the Children’s Ward of the 6MRS”, he continued.
“We believe strongly that these interventions would be beneficial not only to the military and NEDCO staff but also the general public including students”, he noted.
The outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) of 6BN, Lt Col William Kwabiah acknowledged the contributions of NEDCO to the military in helping with infrastructure in the areas of education and health.
‘NEDCO has been a key stakeholder in uplifting the level of education of our pupils. On record, from 2014 we have increased the pass rate of our students from 89% to 100%,’ he said.
He advocated for a medical theatre attached to the MRS which he said would go a long way to improve overall health delivery of the MRS.
He appealed to the public for discipline and patriotism in paying electricity bills to enable NEDCO and other institutions alike break even and make profit to be able to revamp some of their profit into the system for the welfare of society.