Kessben Group adopts burns unit of KATH, pays for treatment of girl with severe burns


Group photograph of Staff of Kessben Media and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital at the unveiling ceremony of the refurbished burns unit of the hospital

The Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kessben Group of companies, Dr Kwabena Kesse in partnership with staff of Kessben media and its outreach wing have spent over to GHC 50, 000 cedis on the treatment of burns patients as well as the refurbishment of the Burns and Surgery Department at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

At a brief ceremony at the ward recently, Sammy Adu Boakye, Show host of Church Bells and a representative of the CEO noted the delight of the company to be of help to the needy and KATH.

He said the CEO and Kessben media upon learning of the plight of persons at the ward and in particular that of little Francisca who suffered some nasty burns trying to prepare porridge for her younger sibling decided to help out cater for her bills and that of others who had been admitted there.

This support, Mr Boakye noted, is only a show of the mindset of the people working under the CEO of Kessben Group of Companies.


Narrating the incident that brought the company in to support the Burns Unit and persons who had been admitted there to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper, the famous church bells show host said he had seen a post on a platform he belonged to that had some nurses and doctors at KATH as participants.

The post he narrated was that of one Francisca, a little girl who had been asked by her mother to prepare porridge for her younger sibling but unfortunately had gotten burns as a result of the porridge pouring out on her.

Mr Boakye said the issue was so touching and upon reflection decided to inform his CEO, Mr Kesse who willingly obliged to help and in addition to the same also decided to adopt the ward and pay for the bills for all burns patients who were admitted at the ward.

So far the Kessben Group has renovated the ward and fulfilled all obligations it laid on itself and have now adopted the DC2 ward of the Burns and Surgery Department of KATH.


Speaking at the official commissioning of the ward by the Kessben Group, Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KATH commended the company for the kind gesture.

He noted that the funds committed into the upkeep of the patients at the ward were so huge for the Group to still decide to refurbish the place to an ultra-modern status.

The CEO asked other companies in the Ashanti Region particularly in Kumasi to take a cue from Kessben Group and emulate the same so as to lessen the burden on patients who visit the hospital.

The CEO also thanked the company for giving additional funds for the upkeep of little Francisca’s family till she is fully treated and discharged.

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