The Ghana Gas Company Limited (GGCL) has reiterated its commitment to supporting developmental works in Nzemaland, in the Western Region of the country, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).
This assurance comes on the back of claims by some members of the public that the GGCL had neglected the area in terms of CSR, and shifted focus to the Ashanti and Eastern regions.
However, reacting to the claims at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, Head of Corporate Communications of the GGCL, Mr Ernest Owusu-Bempah, stated that his outfit had carried out many massive developmental projects in the Nzemaland, including the construction of an ultra-modern trauma centre located at Atuabo, which was 70 per cent complete.
He stated that the centre, when completed would be one of the best in the African sub region.
Explaining further, he said the GGCL had also constructed a mechanised borehole at Allabokazo, a four-unit teachers’ quarters each at Anokyi and Asemnda Suazo, construction of an ultra-modern nursery facility at Asemnda Suazo, supported to rehabilitate the community school building, provided teaching and learning materials to Nzulezo community and donated two water tanks to Kikam Technical Institute, all in the Nzemaland of the Western Region, among others.
In the area of sports and transportation, Mr Owusu-Bempah revealed that the company had also made cash donations to Nzema Kotoko and Karela United Football clubs, constructed Astroturfs for the football clubs, provided a 33-seater Coastal bus to Ellembelle Elderly Care Centre, and refurbished the Atuabo Palace.
Also, Mr Owusu-Bempah revealed that an amount of GH¢40 million meant for the continuation of developmental projects in the Nzemaland had already been put aside waiting to be utilised at the appropriate time.
The amount, he said had not been touched yet due to uncertainty on the part of some people in the Western Region, as to the specific areas in the region where the developments should go.
“The GGCL will continue to contribute towards the development of the country, especially in all our areas of operations so it behooves on every Ghanaian to remain appreciative of the efforts made by the company so far and desist from believing rumours that had been made up just to tarnish the image of GGCL,” he added.
The communications expert further bemoaned that some members of parliament in the region, especially within the Nzemaland, were inciting the indigenes against workers of the GGCL, saying such moves were not necessary because his outfit does not consider political affiliation before starting developmental projects in their areas of operations.
BY RAISSA SAMBOU