GHACEM Limited has donated 13,600 bags of cement to health and educational infrastructure in deprived communities within the northern part of the country.
The Ghacem Cement Foundation was established by Ghacem Limited in 2002 as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to assist deprived communities improve their health and educational infrastructure or build new ones. The Foundation has since its inception given a total of 600,000 bags of cement valued at GH¢27million.
The donation, made last week Thursday 30th September 2021 in Kumasim is the last of two distributions which have been carried out by the company this year under its Ghacem Cement Foundation initiative.
Thirty thousand and two hundred bags were approved by the council this year for distribution to health and educational institutions across the country – grouped into Southern (Central, Western, Western North, Volta, Oti, Eastern and Greater Accra Region) and Northern (Northern, North East, Savannah, Upper East, Upper West, Bono East, Bono, Ahafo and Ashanti Region) sectors – as a support package for the institutions which are currently undertaking various infrastructural projects.
A month ago, a total 15,400 bags were donated to selected health and educational institutions captured under the Southern sector at a ceremony held in Takoradi.
Ehunabobrim Prah Agyensaim VI, Chairman of the foundation who gave the above report at this year’s Northern sector event, observed the foundation as a true benevolent programme that has contributed immensely toward health and educational infrastructure in deprived communities of the country.
He described the beneficiaries as partners supporting Ghacem add their quota toward national development, and further urged them to be ambassadors by spreading the good news of Ghacem’s benevolent deeds.
In his address, the managing Director of Ghacem, Mr. Stefano Gallini, said the company is delighted to lend support for infrastructural development in deprived communities of the country.
He announced that in a bid to be more present in Kumasi and the northern part of the country, plans are far advanced by the company to build a third factory to be situated in Kumasi, as a strong commitment to further investing in Ghana after the two factories in Tema and Takoradi. This new investment, he intimated, will cost the company US$100million. “Ghacem is committed to its staff, cherished customers and the country as a whole; as such we will not compromise on the cement quality but continue to provide products of high quality to support projects and businesses.”
Present were Ghana’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Dr. Boniface Gambila and a delegation from the Ghacem’s Kumasi Distributors Association led by the Chairman, Mr. Clement Effah-Chief Executive Officer of CleMonic Ltd., who were on hand to give their solidarity support to the Cement foundation.
Mode of Application
Mr. Benny Fiifi Ashun, Head of the Ghacem Cement Foundation Secretariat who doubles as Marketing & PR Manager of Ghacem, announced the opening of cement applications for the year 2021/2022.
Two (2) types of application exist: To rehabilitate an existing structure that needs work to be done; and for new structures the community has built to lintel level which need support.
Procedure includes: Original application letter from the Head of Institution (The Head Teacher/Master, Doctor-in Charge or Medical Assistant/Administration and Head Midwife); A letter from the District Director of Education or Health; A Letter from the DCE or any Senior Government Official or Chairman of the Town Development Council or head of religious institution; Two pictures of existing structures to be rehabilitated to be endorsed by the Director of Education/Health; and in addition, the project’s expected completion time after the cement has been donated. Applicants are to apply for one project at a time.
Some of the beneficiaries included: Ofoase-Kokobin Senior High School, Bekwai; Institute Of Daarul-Qur’an Primary, Mampong; St. Michaels Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Jachie; Holy Family Hospital, Berekum, Brong-hafo; Hwidiem Senior High School, Hwidiem; St. Augustine’s Senior High School, Nsapor; Northwise Community School, N/R; Netcare Educational Complex, Kpalsi, Sagnarigu; De Royale Youngster’s Academy, Tamale; Youth Camp Preparatory School, Tindonmolgo; Najat Foundation School; Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Zuarungu, Bolgatanga etc.