Over the weekend in Cape Coast, the company, through the Ghacem Foundation, donated a total of 14,000 bags to selected health and education institutions in the southern sector.
This brings to 650,000 bags of cement worth GH¢39 million donated to various health and education institutions since the program was established in 2002.
The foundation was established in 2002 as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to help disadvantaged communities improve their health and education infrastructure, the foundation has since its inception donated a total of 650,000 bags of cement worth GH¢39 million.
The northern sector, which includes the North, Northeast, Savannah, Upper East, Upper West, Brong East, Brong, Ahafo and Ashanti regions, would also receive its estimated cement allocation. free scheduled for June 30 of this year.
EhunabobrimPrahAgyensaim VI, Paramount Chief of AssinKushea of Owirenkyi Traditional Region and Chairman of the Foundation, who presented the report on the Foundation, commended the beneficiaries for being good ambassadors in Ghacem’s quest to support the development of the countries through the cement foundation and ensured that the Foundation will continue to be transparent to ensure that the right projects are supported to advance the cause.
He said that although there is equity in the distribution of cement, some areas continue to show low demand.
This, he said, has held back development in the region and urged leaders and stakeholders from different regions to show interest and help their people apply.
In his address, Mr. Eric Odoom, Works Manager Takoradi, who represented the Managing Director of Ghacem, congratulated the beneficiaries and noted that Ghacem was always happy to give back to society as part of its corporate social responsibility.
“We recently donated two trucks to support the Appiatse Disaster Reconstruction Project, supported the Ghana Wildlife Society and other sustainable programs such as the government’s national tree planting program and we have committed to making an impact where we operate with various donations to EfiaNkwanta Hospital and Takoradi Polytechnic among others,” he said.
Ghacem, he assured, would continue to produce quality and market-relevant cement products, which urged everyone to continue patronizing Ghacem Cement.
Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, board member of the foundation, said in her address that the board was pleased to see the faces behind the many applications, as the secretariat believes in helping those who help themselves “by especially disadvantaged communities who deserve better infrastructure”.
“Having completed the application requirements, demonstrate your commitment to see your projects completed and so we wish you good luck and may your dreams come true. However, we implore you to be ambassadors and spread the good news of Ghacem’s benevolence for Ghana to benefit,” she said.