Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited (SSGL), a subsidiary company of the Jospong Group, has paid the tuition fees of 10 university students from James Town in Accra.
The gesture was part of the company’s community outreach programme under its Corporate Social Responsibility.
James Town is a fishing community where the company has established its biggest facility, called the Lavender Hill and Mudor Faecal Treatment Plant.
The facility has the capacity to treat about 80 percent of liquid waste generated in Accra.
The Managing Director of SSGL, Mr. Haidar Said, made the announcement at the company’s annual thanksgiving ceremony held last Friday.
The event, which brought together all staff and management of the company, was to thank God for his goodness to the company
Mr. Said expressed the company’s gratitude to the people of James Town for their various contributions since the Lavender Hill and Mudor Faecal Treatment Plant began operation.
“While we are thanking God for his blessings, we also want to show appreciation to the people of James Town for their assistance to the SSGL,” he said.
Mr. Said noted apart from paying the students’ tuition fees, the company has done a lot for the community since it started operating in the area.
Briefing the media about some of the things the company had done, Business Development and Communications Manager of SSGL-Ms. Lola Asiseh Ashitey, said the company has given employment to hundreds of youth from James Town.
“We have professionals like engineers, accountants – and even the unskilled people were given jobs at SSGL,” she said.
Ms. Ashitey said the company intends to engage more of the youth in various projects that will soon be rolled out.
This, she said, is a way to assist the youth improve their well-being – adding that “Once they are engaged, they will have a means of income”.
Ms. Ashitey, on behalf of management, thanked the chiefs and people of James Town for their support and assistance to the company, and called on them to continue doing so.