The First Sky Group, a unique and diverse wholly owned Ghanaian holding entity comprising subsidiaries with interests in Hospitality, Energy, Construction, Insurance, Banking, Commodities Trading and Bitumen Processing has been acknowledged by the Ghana Kidney Association for its incredibly colossal support to the care of kidney patients in the country.
A citation accompanying the recognition announced at the 2022 End of Year Kidney Conference organised by the Ghana Kidney Association in partnership with the Renal Dialysis Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital read ‘through your support many individuals, families and communities have been positively impacted and the Ghana Kidney Association is grateful for your immense contribution to the care of persons with kidney disease in Ghana’.
Commenting on the recognition, Founder and Executive Chairman of First Sky Group, Eric Seddy Kutortse observed “it feels incredibly heart-warming to demonstrate the love and passion of Christ through life changing projects such as the Kidney Support programme that First Sky Group rolls out as a flagship CSR intervention” reiterating the commitment to continue the life – saving mission.
“Many beneficiaries would have either lost their lives or would have been incapacitated by challenges with their kidney dysfunction. Since the inception of the programme to date, the First Sky Group has spent Twenty-Four Million Ghana Cedis (GH¢24,000,000.00) on the Free Dialysis Project’ Mr. Kutortse noted.
The First Sky Group in its bid to execute a long term solution to addressing the challenges associated with the treatment of kidney dysfunction in the country has commenced steps to sponsor the establishment and operationalisation of a modern Kidney Transplant Centre in Ghana, the first of its kind in West Africa, to serve patients within the country and the sub- region who otherwise would have been flown to India, South Africa or elsewhere for medical attention.
In 2017, the First Sky Group decided to support the Dialysis Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra by paying off all the medical bills of all patients at the facility and instituted free dialysis for patients who frequent the Unit.
Earlier in 2022 at the 19th Annual Thanksgiving service of the Group, Mr. Kutortse made a passionate appeal to Government to consider making at least two sessions of dialysis treatment cost, a part of the medical services covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme.