GHACEM Limited, through the GHACEM Cement Foundation (GCF) donated 8,000 bags of cement to selected health and educational institutions in deprived communities in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions. The cement donation was part of a support package for the institutions which are currently undertaking various infrastructural projects.

Last Friday’s event covered the northern sector. The Southern Sector comprising the Western, Central, Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions had earlier received 21, 000 bags at a ceremony held in Cape Coast a month ago

The Managing Director of GHACEM, Morten Gade observed that over the past 13 years, the foundation had contributed immensely to cutting down the infrastructural deficit in the country’s health and educational sectors. This, he noted, reinforced the importance GHACEM attached to its corporate social responsibility, which it had vigorously pursued since its establishment 48 years ago.

He however lamented that its operations were currently hampered by unreliable power supply and the continuous depreciation of the cedi against major international currencies.

This notwithstanding, Mr. Gade said Ghacem will work relentless to maintain its hold of the domestic market, by producing and delivering innovative, high-quality, cost effective and environmentally-responsible cement.

The Chairman of the foundation, Nana Prah Agyensaim VI, bemoaned the low number of applicants from the northern sector especially the Upper East and the Upper West regions and called on the leaders in the area to apply to the foundation for assistance.

 

Source: Daily Graphic