OLAM fetes Kpone Methodist Basic School
By Stephen Odoi-Larbi
Leading agro-based commodity company OLAM Ghana Limited on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 fed some 700 students at the Kpone Methodist 2 Basic School to wholesome meals and confectionaries.
The donation formed part of the company’s CSR policy, and also as part of series of events leading up to OLAM’s groundbreaking launch of its multi-million dollar wheat milling facility today at the industrial city of Tema.
It followed weeks of series of social campaigns to use the first flour from the plant to affect as many lives as possible. In the past weeks, some 3000 more, spread across various institutions in Ghana, have benefited from OLAM’s gesture.
Students and teachers of the school expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the management of OLAM, and called on other corporate bodies to emulate their gesture.
Headmaster of the school, Felix Tegbe said: “I am overwhelmed and can’t express how happy I am. This is a good example which other companies must learn. It will definitely go a long way to help the children, since they will be motivated to take their studies more serious”.
The Assistant Headmistress of the school, Hannah Donkor, shared in Tegbe’s view, and added that her school’s name has just been put on the map by the singular effort of OLAM.
A JHS 3 student of the school, Nathan Twum, praised the efforts of the company and added that the children will do everything they can to justify the confidence OLAM had in them, prior to the donation.
Head of Marketing at OLAM Ghana Limited Regina Ntim-Addae said her outfit is committed to the development of the communities in which they operate, and wanted to use the donation to start what would go on to become a lasting and fruitful relationship.
She was hopeful that the wheat milling plant, when fully operational, would generate employment for a good number of local hands, adding that OLAM is committed to skills development of the Ghanaian worker.
OLAM’s multi-million dollar wheat milling plant is an investment which would become a huge catalyst for the socio-economic development and growth of Ghana. The plant will be commissioned by Ghana’s President, John Evans Atta Mills, and is expected to produce flour in large quantities, to cater for both the local and foreign market.
PIX CAPTION: Students of Kpone Methodist “2” Basaic School expressing their joy after receiving their food
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