Finatrade Foundation Donates Items To Pantang Hospital

Mr. John Awuni, The Finatrade Foundation has donated assorted items valued at GH¢15,000 to the Pantang Hospital.

The items included bags of rice, edible oils, canned drinks, detergents and soaps.

The donation forms part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the foundation which is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Finatrade Group of Companies.

Making the donation, John Awuni, the Executive Secretary of the Foundation said the donation was funded by a percentage of workers’ salary to show their support for the less fortunate in society.

He said the amount raised through the workers’ contributions was complemented with an amount from the Foundation to increase the donation.

Mr Awuni who is also the Corporate Affairs Manager of the Finatrade Group said they were moved by the plight of the inmates who are mentally challenged.

He said it came to their notice that the hospital could not admit patients to capacity as a result of challenges in feeding them.

Mr Awuni said based on that information, the workers decided to cede part of their pay to raise money to donate food items to the psychiatric hospital.

He said it was the hope of the workers and the Foundation that their effort would help alleviate some of the challenges of the hospital.

Mr Charles Yaw Adjei, the administrator of the hospital commended the workers and the Foundation for their kind gesture.

He said the hospital has a capacity to admit 400 patients but was doing 200 as a result of challenges in feeding the psychiatric patients on admission.

Mr Adjei appealed to other well-wishers to emulate the kind gesture of the Finatrade workers and come to their aid.

In another development the group in support of the Farmers Day has donated various items valued at GH¢5,000 to the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly.

The items included wheel barrows, 21 inch television sets, Wellington boots, knapsack sprayers, aluminum basins, wire mesh and bags of locally produced rice.

Meanwhile, the Foundation has part of its support for some students in tertiary institutions  released bursaries to its scholars for the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

A total of GH¢14,000 was released to 40 beneficiaries under the Foundation’s Scholarship Scheme.

The Finatrade Foundation since its establishment in 2003 has so far sponsored over 160 students to complete their undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Agriculture in four public universities, namely, University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast and University for Development Studies.

Over the period over 100 students have graduated with first class honours degrees and have move on to sponsor eight students who are pursuing agriculture-related masters programmes. By Lawrence Markwei

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