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Mozambique cyclone relief efforts: BHGE donates $50,000 to victims

Residents stand on rooftops in a flooded area of Buzi, central Mozambique. (AGENCY PHOTO)

MAPUTO, Mozambique – Baker Hughes, a GE company Wednesday, March 27 announced its donation of $50,000 to the ongoing disaster relief efforts in Mozambique, in the wake of Cyclone Idai, which devastated large parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi on March 14, 2019.

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.

In expressing his condolences, Ado Oseragbaje President and CEO, BHGE Sub-Saharan Africa said “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.”

Ado Oseragbaje the sub-Saharan Africa vice-president of Baker Hughes. (PHOTO/FILE)

In addition, 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 added. “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.

About Baker Hughes, a GE company:

Baker Hughes, a GE company is the world’s full stream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. They deploy minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship while minimizing costs and risks at every step of the energy value chain.

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