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14.12.2010 Social News

Newmont donates to orphanage

By GNA
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December 14, 2010
Duayaw-Nkwanta (B/A) Dec. 13, GNA – The commitment of managers of orphanages to the upbringing and development of inmates would determine the level of public support and charity they can attract.

Managements of private and state orphanages in the country should therefore ensure the judicious use of donations for the upkeep of inmates.

Mr. Marvin McAmis, Superintendent, Mine Maintenance Department of Ahafo project of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL), made the statement at the weekend when he, on behalf of the department, presented building and food items worth about GHC 90,000 to inmates of Mums Love Rural Orphanage Foundation at Duayaw-Nkwanta in Tano North District of Brong Ahafo.

Last year, the department donated similar items estimated at GHC 2,000 to the foundation.

The food items were 10 bags of rice, five gallons of 20 litre cooking oil, 70 packs each of soft drinks and snacks.

The building materials were made up of 250 bags of cement, 10 trips of sand, 10 trips of gravel, five boxes of louvre frames and 10 boxes of louvre blades to support the on-going building project of the foundation.

Mr. McAmis on behalf of 4HClub, a charity based in the United States of America, also presented 300 dollars to the foundation.

He was companied by Mr. Raul Chanca and Mr. Alejandro Rodriguez, General Foremen and Mr. Matt Auges, Expert Superintendent, all of the Department.

Mr. McAmis noted that children especially, those in the orphanages needed tremendous attention in their development and expressed NGGL's commitment and preparedness to assist and urged the management of the orphanage to ensure the judicious use of the donated items.

Mr. Imoro Adams, Director of the orphanage, thanked NGGL for its continued support to the foundation and gave the assurance that the items would be used for the intended purposes.

He disclosed that the orphanage had 50 inmates and appealed to non-governmental organisations, philanthropists as well as public-spirited individuals and organisations both home and abroad to assist in the upkeep of the inmates.

GNA

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