GCGL, Accra Brewery organise health screening for Adabraka residents

The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) in partnership with the Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) held its annual health screening for residents of Adabraka, in Accra last Saturday.

Mr. Ransford Tetteh, Managing Director of GCGL, speaking at the event, explained that the annual exercise was aimed at improving the health of the residents so that they could effectively contribute to development.

He said “We are all happy about what we call corporate social responsibility, and that is why we are here today. We hope to screen community members and help as many as we can, to enrol unto the National Health Insurance Scheme”.

Mr Tetteh said the GCGL had a plan to grant scholarship and employment opportunities to some youth in Adabraka.

Acccording to Mr. Tetteh, the GCGL was also in discussions with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to dredge the Odaw River, to ensure “good air and prevent the contraction of diseases.”

The Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs of ABL, Adwoa Arthur, said both companies would initiate programmes to help improve the living conditions of people in the area.

She mentioned literacy programmes and clean up exercises to be rolled out by the two organisations to promote the welfare of residents.

“We would continue to support the community to live in harmony and understanding to have our businesses run smoothly”, Ms Arthur pledged.

The Chief of Adabraka, Nii Tetteh Adjabeng II, urged community members to “keep Adabraka clean and healthy at all times.”

‘‘When we eat, let us put the rubbish into the dustbin, so that the refuse collectors can come for it. Tell  anyone who throws rubbish on the street to pick it up so that the community can be neat and  we can live healthy,’’ he advised.

Nii Ajabeng appealed to tertiary institutions located in Adabraka to grant scholarship to students in the area as part of the corporate social responsibility, to improve literacy in the area.

“There are about four universities in this community, and if each one at least gives scholarship to 10 children each year, we would have about 40 students gaining admission and that will help transform Adabraka in the nearest future,’’ he noted.

BY ABIGAIL ANNOH

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