The Iran Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has committed $150,000 to Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) two-story multi-purpose office complex. The office, when completed, will accommodate all the departments, units and members of staff, as well as the logistics and materials used in training emergency response and first aid instructors and first aiders.
It will also have a well-equipped resource center to support its research staff, students and the public. The construction of the office complex stalled due to lack of funds.
Addressing the gathering, the President of the Ghana Red Cross Society, Dr. Michael Agyekum Addo, said the relationship between the two societies dates back to 1989.During the period, he said, the two national societies had shared experiences and that had benefited the GRCS, as it received a lot of technical support from a lot of technical and material support from the Iran Red Crescent.
Iran Red Crescent Society has helped the GRCS to conduct medical outreaches in many vulnerable communities and also provided consultancy services. “They have also borne the cost of medical treatment of the staff and volunteers of the GRCS at the Iran Clinic in Accra”, he said. Dr. Agyekum lauded the continued support from the IRCS to the GRCS and pledged to expand the scope of cooperation and strengthen the relationship between them.
Cutting the tape to mark the resumption of work on the office complex, the Head of the Iran Red Crescent Society, Mr. Mohammed Farhadi, expressed satisfaction with the relationship between the two organizations. He said the IRCS would continue to provide support for the GRCS in order to achieve the ultimate goal of providing services for humanity. He was optimistic that the completion of the office would also expand the operations of the GRCS for it to be able to extend a hand of support to other organizations when the need arose.