Popular fast-food restaurant chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), has supported the Save a Child, Save a Mother project, an initiative of the Rebecca Foundation, with GHC10,000.

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, in partnership with The Multimedia Group Limited has been raising funds towards the construction of a new Maternity as well as Mother and Baby Unit MBU) for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), to ease congestion and decrease the mortality rates of babies in the ward.

Sudeep Geethanandan, the Business Head of Masco Foods – a subsidiary of the Mohinani Group of Companies, said the gesture formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.

Presenting the cheque to Mrs Akufo-Addo, he said as a consumer oriented company, KFC was very pleased to hear that the First Lady had initiated a project to curb maternal mortality.

Explaining the company’s desire to support the project, he said KFC is an international brand that feeds the world with its greatest tasting chicken products that are largely patronized by families. “We appreciate your initiative and wish you all the best in your drive to get funding for it”, he said.

Mrs Akufo-Addo expressed her gratitude to the management of KFC for the support and urged other companies to emulate the kind gesture.

According to her, the project, which begun some months ago, was progressing steadily and would hopefully be completed by October, this year.

Present at the ceremony were Mrs Millicent Aidoo, Human Resource Manager of Masco Foods and Ms Cassandra Appenteng, Brand Manager of KFC Ghana.

 

Source & Photo Credits: ghanaweb.com