ARMAJARO Ghana Limited, a licensed cocoa buying company, has donated 15 packets of roofing sheets valued at GH¢3,000 to assist in the completion of ongoing projects at the Health Assistants Training School at Tepa in the Ahafo-Ano North District.
The donation, which was in line with the company’s social responsibility programme, was in response to an appeal made by the Omanhene of the area, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem, to corporate institutions operating in the area to assist in the development of the school.
Making the presentation, the Manager of Armajaro/Ghana Cocoa Board Traceable Cocoa Foundation, Mr Abraham Appiah-Kubi, said the company believed in supporting communities where it operated with various development projects.
He said that was the reason why the Cocoa Traceable Project was instituted. He added that the company had provided about 60 boreholes, a number of school buildings and equipment for health institutions in many communities in the country.
He disclosed that about 20 boreholes would be constructed for selected communities in the Tepa area next year.
The omanhene, who received the items on behalf of the school, thanked the company for the gesture and said the items would be put to good use.
He urged cocoa buying companies to ensure transparency in their activities and avoid adjusting their weighing scales to cheat farmers.
Nana Ampem touched on the steps the traditional council was taking to complement the efforts of the government and the district assembly to raise standards at the school, and called on other institutions and individuals to assist them.
The District Chief Executive for the area, Mr David Addai Amankwah, said the government had shown much commitment to ensuring the best for the nation and added that any form of support that would help the dream materialise was always welcome.
He called on Armajaro to confer with the district assembly when undertaking development projects to avoid duplication.