Baker Hughes donates $50,000 to Red Cross Mozambique

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, Photo : Media

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) on Wednesday donated $50,000 to Red Cross Mozambique, African Daily Voice has learnt.

This contributes to the ongoing disaster relief efforts in Mozambique, in the wake of Cyclone Idai, which devastated large parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi last week.

The donated sum made to Red Cross Mozambique, will support relief and victim support expenses such as food, water, shelter, medical supplies and other essentials.

“Likewise, employees have made individual contributions of funds and essentials to support ongoing relief efforts,” said Ado Oseragbaje President and CEO, BHGE Sub-Saharan Africa.

“It is heartbreaking to see the scale of devastation wrought by the cyclone on innocent lives, particularly in Mozambique. With this contribution to the Red Cross purse, we are complementing efforts to help the affected communities get back on their feet.”

Farid Fezoua, President and CEO GE Africa stated: “Given our established presence in the country, we share in the deep pain of the people of Mozambique and in particular, the communities directly affected by the cyclone. We stand with them at this difficult time” he said.

Added Fezoua, “We hope this donation helps provide the needed support for the people affected.”

BHGE has operated in Mozambique since 2014 with offices in Maputo and Pemba. Through the extensive supply chains, the company, directly and indirectly, employs several Mozambicans. Also, as champions of localization, BHGE invests heavily in the empowerment, skills development and transfer across multiple economic sectors.

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