FRIENDS of Ibrahim Mahama (FIM), a non-political group, has appealed to Ghanaians to support indigenous entrepreneurs and avoid actions that discourage them.
It expressed concern about the recent misinformation and falsehood being peddled against Mr. Mahama, the Chief Executive of Engineers and Planners (E&P) Limited, in the media about his selfless devotion, among other things, to desilt the Odawna drain.
A statement signed and issued in Accra by the secretary, Rufai Mohammed Rafik, said it was unfortunate for some people to ignore the good works of Mr. Ibrahim Mahama and E&P, as well as the good reputation built in the 17 years of the company’s existence, both in Ghana and sub – Saharan Africa.
It said it was gratifying for those engaged in such unwarranted enterprise to know that Mr. Mahama and the E&P success story was never built on crony capitalism as they sought to portray.
“Mr. Mahama and E&P just, like any other successful entity, have worked with all Governments, and more importantly, the private sector and since 2002, the company has been undertaking a re-handling contract on the damage site of GoldFields Ghana with its equipment, including Road Truck, CAT 777Fs, but excavators, wheel loaders, dozers and graders,” it said
The statement said E&P acquired an RC Rig (DRILLSTR 5000), which was unique in the country, with rental of heavy duty equipment’s for the mining industry, adding “E&P have rigid body trucks, articulated trucks, tipper truck, graders, low bed Trailers, bull dozers, compactors, and excavators, among a host of fleet for rentals”.
According to the group, Mr. Mahama is a philanthropist whose charitable foundation has been involved in impacting lives in communities where his company operates.
“Some of the charitable works are putting up a three-class room block for the people of Awunakrom in Mpohor, construction of a nurses quarters for the Tarkwa Government Hospital and Midwifery Training School, as well as repaire of some sections of the Tema motorway at on record time, impacting the lives of the youth through mentoring and other forms of assistance to the less privileged,” it disclosed
The statement further said Mr. Mahama and E&P also assisted in the rescue operations at the Achimota-Melcom disaster site and the latest rescue works at Cantonments, when a three-storey building collapsed.
“E&P moved to the scene with its excavators, trucks and other rescue equipment and to help the rescue operations and also the desilting of the Odaw River after the unfortunate June 3 disaster at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, among other charity works.
The group therefore urged the media not to give space to such loose canons which are bent on destroying the reputation of Mr. Mahama for political expediency.
By Times Reporter