Panbros Salt presents GH¢15,000 to NADMO …as support for flood victims

Panbros Salt Industries Limited has presented a cheque for GH¢15,000 to the National Disaster Management Organisation(NADMO) of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly to support victims of the Weija dam spillage.

The gesture, according to the company, was part of its corporate social responsibility programme geared towards supporting the vulnerable in its host community and environs.

Leading the Panbros team to hand over the cheque, Mr Daniel Boye disclosed that the recent spillage of the Weija dam greatly affected the operations of the company as the water in the Densu Delta which is very close to the company’s concession overrun its banks and flooded the operational area, and “although the flood is receding, unfortunately about 20% per cent of our salt production area is still flooded”.

“Notwithstanding the above challenges, we cannot leave the communities to suffer. We feel obliged to live up to our corporate social responsibilities as good corporate citizens and most especially as citizens of the Weija-Gbawe community. The reason we are here to support.”

Mr Boye urged authorities to prevent people from encroaching these water bodies to avert future disasters. “This year has been exceptionally bad for salt production as we continuously had rain from the first week of April to date without any respite coupled with the flooding as a result of the spillage of the dam,” he bemoaned.

Mr Emmanuel Adu-Boahen, Weija-GbaweMunicipal Director, who received the cash donation on behalf of his outfit, reported that about 10,000 people were affected by the flooding after the dam spillage, as such more donations were welcomed to support these people.

 “We therefore thank Panbros Salt Industries Ltd. for being the first entity to come forth with a support.  As they have paved the way we hope to see more donations to support the victims of the flood,” he stated.

Officials of Panbros, including Mr Daniel Boye, Operations Manager, Mr Kwadwo Baah, Quality Assurance Manager, and MrsCecilia Baidoo, Assistant Quality Manager, were present at the NADMO offices of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly on Friday to hand over the cheque.

Present to receive the donation on behalf of NADMO were Mr Emmanuel Adu-Boahen, Weija-GbaweMunicipal Director, MrEbenezer Boakye, Principal Disaster control officer in charge of Diseases and epidemics, and MrAlexander Boadi, Director of Stores. 

Prior to the donation on Friday, about 40 workers of the salt company who were affected by the spillage of the dam were given varied financial support to cushion them.


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