Panbros Salt Industries Limited has presented GH¢15,000 to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly to aid in the provision of logistics to support people affected by the spillage of the Weija Dam.
Prior to this donation, about 40 workers of Panbros who were personally affected by the spillage of the dam were also supported with cash.
The support, according to the company, is part of its corporate social responsibility programme geared toward supporting the vulnerable in the society, especially areas close to its operations.
Officials of Panbros, including Mr. Daniel Boye, Operations Manager; Mr. Kwadwo Baah, Quality Assurance Manager; and Mrs. Cecilia Baidoo, Assistant Quality Manager were present at the NADMO department of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly on Friday, 14th October, 2022 to hand over the cheque.
Present to receive the donation on behalf of NADMO were Mr. Emmanuel Adu-Boahen, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Director; Mr. Ebenezer Boakye, Principal Disaster Control Officer in charge of Disease and Epidemics; and Mr. Alexander Boadi, Director of Stores.
Leading the Panbros team to hand over the cheque, Mr. Daniel Boye disclosed that the recent spillage of the Weija Dam greatly affected the operations of the company as the water in the Densu Delta which is very close to the company’s concession overrun its banks to flood the operational area, and “although the flood is receding, unfortunately about 20 percent of our salt production area is still flooded”.
“Notwithstanding the above challenges, we cannot leave the communities to suffer. We feel obliged to live up to our corporate social responsibilities as good corporate citizens, and most especially, as citizens of the Weija-Gbawe community – The reason we are here to support”.
Mr. Boye urged authorities to prevent people from encroaching these water bodies to avert future disasters. “This year has been exceptionally bad for salt production as we continuously had rain from the first week of April to date without any respite, coupled with the flooding as a result of the spillage of the dam”, he bemoaned.
Mr. Emmanuel Adu-Boahen, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Director, who received the cash donation on behalf of his outfit, reported that about 10,000 people were affected by the flooding after the dam spillage; as such, more donations are welcome to support these people. “We therefore thank Panbros Salt Industries Ltd. for being the first entity to come forth with a support. As they have paved the way, we hope to see more donations to support the victims of the flood.