The ASA Savings and Loans Limited in Kumasi has donated a number of items at the cost of over GHS5,000 for the upkeep of children at Kumasi Children’s Home.
The items which included three file cabinets for administrative use, marker boards for teaching, toiletries, washing bowls, bags of rice among an assortment of other items were said to be part of the company’s corporate efforts to support society.
Handing over the items to officials of the Home, the Operations Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Mr. Sajibur Rahman, said since the beginning of their operations in the country, from 2008, the company has supported a number of institutions across the country.
He noted that besides this support ASA Savings and Loans Limited has made it part of its corporate culture to periodically organize health screening exercises for residents of communities within their catchment areas, in the six regions of the country that they operate.
He said for the almost ten years of being in operations in the country the company has been recognized severally including being adjudged the ‘Best Tax Payer’ by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and as well as other numerous prestigious awards.
The ASA Savings and Loans was ranked 20th in last year’s Ghana Club 100 awards organized by the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC).
Mr. Rahman disclosed that the company intends to expand its operations this year, by opening 15 additional branches across the country.
The Ashanti Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare, Madam Patricia Kyeremanteng-Berchie, at the presentation of the items, said caring for the children is a huge responsibility that cannot be left only to government.
She, therefore, insisted that support from the private sector and benevolent organizations and individuals is required to complement the efforts of government.
For instance, she said the number of the children at the care of the Kumasi Children’s Home is about 100, from a day old to 18 years and above.
She expressed appreciation of the Home for the gesture and equally asked for other organizations and individuals to emulate the gesture.
The Ashanti Regional Manager of ASA Savings and Loans Limited, Mr. Haiul Hasan, assured the caregivers that the gesture will not be the end of their support. “More will be done to support the care of the children here,” he stated.