The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has been honoured for its significant contribution to the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
In recognition of its support and efforts to enhance the services of the department, the NPA received a plaque and a citation expressing gratitude for its commitment.
The recognition was bestowed upon the NPA during a grand durbar/dinner and awards program held in Accra, marking the climax of the 25th-anniversary celebration of the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Centre.
The event was held under the theme “Twenty-five Years of Excellence in Comprehensive Cancer Care in Ghana.”
Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, expressed delight in receiving the award during an interview. He stated, “The NPA is excited that the Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Centre, which is the unit for cancer treatment in Ghana, has recognized the contribution of the Authority.”
He further highlighted the NPA's corporate social responsibility policy, which focuses on human development and considers healthcare an integral part of its responsibilities.
Dr Abdul-Hamid emphasized the importance of supporting cancer treatment, noting the severity of the disease and its impact on people's lives. He stated, “If we put our money behind the Oncology Unit, it would help to save a lot of lives, and we are proud of that.”
The establishment of the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Centre in 1998 was made possible through the efforts of the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.