Eight communities in Sefwi Awaso in the Bibiani-Ahwiaso-Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region have received some personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other assorted items from the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC).
The beneficiary communities are Awaso, Asempaneye, Atronsu, Chirano, Kukunso, Subri, Akaasu and Adiembra, all in the municipality.
Ten schools also received some of the items on Tuesday, July 7 as presented by the Chief Executive Officer of GIADEC, Michael Ansah.
This forms part of the Corporation’s commitment to complement government’s effort toward the national fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
The items donated to the eight mining communities and the schools include 100 Veronica buckets, 100 dustbins, 100 buckets, 100 plastic chair, 25 gallons of hand sanitizers, 100 bundles of large size tissue papers, 83 gallons of liquid soap, 100 liquid dispenser, 3 cartons of Lifebuoy soap and 570 branded GIADEC nose masks, among others.
Addressing the community members at a mini-durbar, Mr Ansah expressed satisfaction with the collaboration between GIADEC and Sefwi Ahwiaso paramountcy so far.
“GIADEC is here to help Ghanaians and this municipality by creating an opportunity for the youth in the area of bauxite mining. All we need from you now is your effective cooperation for the smooth start of our mining activities to the collective good of all of us…we will do our part to meet some of the basic needs of the communities in the area of education, health among other things,” he assured.
The Chief of Sefwi Awaso, Nana Kwame Amponsah, who received GIADEC’s donation, commended the CEO and the board for supporting the community in the national fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
He, however, called on the organization and its board to rescind any plan to build a bauxite refinery outside the municipality, assuring that a land had already been released by the Awaso Traditional Council for that intention.
By Solomon Mensah|3news.com|Ghana