Prudential Bank Limited in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) marked this year’s National Chocolate Day celebration spending time with the about 1,000 students and pupils of the Kanda Cluster of Schools.
The Bank in collaboration with TN Delfah Ghana Limited, an indigenous cocoa processing company and producers of the Golden Pod brand of chocolate served the pupils and students with hot chocolate beverages, bread and bars of Golden Tree Chocolate.
TN Delfah, the winner of the National Cocoa Award for 2021 produces both natural cocoa powder and chocolate products.
A team of the Ghana Cocoa Board officials led by Madam Pearl Gawu was present at the event to assist with the distribution of the items to the children.
Mr EbowQuayson, Executive Head of Business, who led the Prudential Bank team, said the Bank was happy to collaborate with TN Delfah Limited to highlight the strides made by local companies in the area of adding value to Ghana’s cocoa.
“The chocolate beverage being served today is Golden Pod chocolate locally processed by TN Delfah Limited, a cherished customer of Prudential Bank. It shows that given the needed support, local companies can produce international standard chocolate and compete in the international market,” he said.
Mrs AkosuaBoahen, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, said as the country celebrated National Chocolate Day, the bank saw it as an opportunity to show love to the pupils and students who were the bedrock of Ghana’s future.
She advised the pupils and students to be obedient to their teachers and take their studies seriously.
That, she said, is the surest way to excel in their studies and become responsible adults.
“As a Bank we place a strong premium on education. You are our neighbours and we deem it right to come and spend the day of love with you,” she said.
Mr Noah Amenya, the Chief Executive of TN Delfah Limited, gave an exposition on the benefits of drinking cocoa daily and advised the students to spread the good news.
The School Improvement Support Officer of the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly, Mr Rashid Musah, expressed appreciation to the two organisations for the gesture.
The Deputy Director in charge of Monitoring and Supervision, Ghana Education Service of the Ayawaso West Municipality, Mrs Kate Addo, for her part implored other corporate bodies and individuals to emulate Prudential Bank’s gesture and show love to the students.
BY TIMES REPORTER