The National Trust Holding Company (NTHC) has announced its commitment to increasing its corporate social responsibility initiatives in 2017. This decision is part of the company’s strategies for its operations in 2017.

As part of a series of events marking its 40TH anniversary this year, NTHC has provided a mechanized borehole with a 7000 litre water storage tank at a cost of GHS 15,000 to supply potable water to inmates of the Weija Leprosarium.


Acting Managing Director of NTHC, Francis Apanka has said the company arrived at the decision as part of a bigger programme to give back to the community while building a strong and sustainable business into the future.

“It is a natural position to arrive after 40 years in operations. In accordance with the adage that life begins at 40, NTHC is beginning new life and naturally we are asking ourselves where and how we want to take our business in the next 40 years. We want to add more value to all our stakeholders – customers, shareholders, partners, and staff and of course our community including the most disadvantaged sections. Therefore we consider a duty and a privilege to be able to bring some comfort to our brothers and sisters at the Weija Leprosarium.”

Mr Apanka said, “As part of our sustainability drive we have rolled out a financial literacy programme which aims at reaching over a million students and other groups of young people across the length and breadth of the country to promote a culture of savings and investment very early in life.

On behalf of the inmates of the Leprosarium, Chairman of the Lepers’ Aid Committee, Reverend Fr. Andrew Campbell, expressed immense delight at the gesture from the company. He said they were grateful for the thoughtfulness and consideration explaining that they no longer have to spend dire funds on water purchasing due to the presence of the NTHC sponsored borehole.


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