GHACEM Foundation Invests GH¢8.2 Million In Deprived C’nities


•    Nana Prah Agyensaim VI (right), hands over the cement allocation chit to a beneficiary.

• Nana Prah Agyensaim VI (right), hands over the cement allocation chit to a beneficiary.

Nana Prah Agyensaim VI, Chairman of Ghacem Cement Foundation, has noted that the foundation has, since its establishment, assisted rural or needy communities country-wide with free cement bags at a market value of more than GH¢8.2 million to rehabilitate or complete infrastructure in the education and health sectors.

Ghacem, he emphasised was committed to improving upon its support to Ghanaians especially those in deprived communities since “everyone deserves to live in a country with improved infrastructure, which is inextricably linked to enhancing the quality of life.”

Nana Prah Agyensaim VI was speaking in Accra at a function where beneficiaries of this year’s Ghacem Cement Foundation free cement allocation scheme from the southern sector of the country were presented with donation letters for their free cement allocations.

The Western, Central, Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta Regions were the areas which formed part of the Southern Sector of the country that benefited from the free cement under the Ghacem Cement Foundation, which is an annual benevolence from the leading cement manufacturer.

The Northern Sector, which consists of the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions, will also receive its estimated allocation of free cement by the last quarter of the year.

Present at the ceremony were top council members of the GCF including the Chairman, Nana Prah Agyensaim VI; Mr. Morten Gade, Managing Director of Ghacem (member); Dr. George Dawson-Ahmoah, Secretary to the foundation, who is also the Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director of Ghacem and Professor Audrey Gadzekpo (member).

On his part Mr. Morten Gade expressed delight about the strides Ghacem has made in infrastructural development across the country through the annual cement donation

“The United Nations Millennium Development Goals clearly states, halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education by 2015 and considering how close it is and looking at the whooping gap in infrastructural development in these two areas in the country it behoves on all of us to work hard to achieve these objectives.”

Later, in an interview with media men, Dr. George Dawson-Ahmoah, Secretary to the Foundation reiterated that Ghacem was committed to sustaining the cement foundation as a key corporate social responsibility project since the Board and Management of the company is aware of the socio-economic importance of such donations to the country

Some of the beneficiary institutions included Carolina International School, Agona Swedru, St. Philomena, Assin Dansame, Nkurakan Presby Primary & KG Schools, Nkurakan, Strong Tower Academy, Abohemagya, and Ga South Municipal Hospital.

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