Peewood and Tema Bonded Terminal Limited, a company based at Tema, has presented a cheque worth GH¢100,000 to buy 1,700 bags of cement for the reconstruction of the Appiatse community, which was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion that occurred in the town. The gesture forms part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
Ms. Adu Arthur, speaking on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Adu Arthur, explained that “as a company that transports, handles and stores dangerous goods, we recognise the importance and expertise required in safely transporting items from one point to the other, and so hearing the explosion that took place saddened us and moved us to make this donation”.
She further disclosed the company’s partnership with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in providing real time data of all classes of dangerous goods delivered, so that consignments can be tracked and monitored by EPA, once they depart.
She also said to ensure safety on the roads the company provides short safety training sessions to external drivers that enter the terminal to transport specialised goods through the corridors of the country.
She hoped that their humble contribution to the Appiatse Support Fund will help Government achieve its goal of rebuilding Appiatse into a Green City, for the benefit of its indigenes who have suffered gravely.
The Chairman of the Appiatse Support Fund Committee, Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, on her part, expressed her appreciation, noting that their contribution will help the community immensely.
She stressed that though the Support Fund Committee is not part of the Reconstruction and implementation team, they work very closely with them and monitor all progress made.
“They are busily rehabilitating some uncompleted buildings for temporary shelter because the rains will not allow the victims to be kept in tents”, she added.
Dr. Joyce Aryee further stated that the roads for the reconstruction project will commence by the end of April to prevent the heavy down pour from delaying progress of work.
She applauded the company, saying “the cement donated is very timely and will be very useful in the ongoing reconstruction.”