Prudential Bank Limited, in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), marked this year’s National Chococlate Day celebration by spending time with the about one thousand (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 producer 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, winner of the National Cocoa Award for 2021, produces both natural cocoa powder and chocolate products.
A team of Ghana Cocoa Board officials led by Madam Pearl Gawu was present at the event to assist with distributing donated items to the children.
Mr. Ebow Quayson, Executive Head of Business who led the Prudential Bank team, said the bank is 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. Akosua Boahen, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, said as the country celebrates National Chocolate Day the bank saw it as an opportunity to show love to the pupils and students who are the bedrock of Ghana’s future.
She advised the pupils and students to be obedient to their teachers and take their studies seriously.
This, 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, 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.
School Improvement Support Officer Mr. Rashid Musah and the Deputy Director in charge of Monitoring and Supervision, Ghana Education Service of the Ayawaso West Municipality, Mrs. Kate Manubea Addo, met the team and expressed appreciation to them for the kind gesture – advising the children to remember the show of love and also pass it on to others in future.
Mr. Rashid Musah and Mrs. Kate Addo implored other corporate bodies and individuals to emulate Prudential Bank’s gesture and show love to the students.