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30.04.2004 Business & Finance

Nine companies assist National Campaign for greater discipline

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Accra, April 30, GNA- Nine companies on Friday made financial and material contributions worth nearly 60 million cedis to the National Campaign for Greater Discipline.

The companies are Poly Group Ghana, which gave 50 waste bins valued at 25 million cedis; Crocodile Machetes Ghana Limited offered 60 pieces of its product and a cheque for one million cedis; while Appointed Time Screen Printing LTD, pledged to make some banners for campaign activities.

British America Tobacco Company; Facol Roads Ltd; AFGO Ltd, Far East Mechantile Ltd; Maersk Ghana Ltd and A.G. Electrical Signs Limited each presented a cheque for five million cedis.

Mr Christian A. Atiemo, Chief Director of the Office of the President, who received the donation at the Castle, commended the companies for their contribution towards enhancing a disciplined society.

The waste bins, he said, would be very beneficial to the Accra Metropolis, which lacks enough of such facilities to maintain cleanliness, while the funds would help to step up the Campaign. He said the Campaign had created significant awareness on the need for citizens to be law abiding and respect the rule of law, contrary to criticisms that it has not yielded any fruits.

The Police have improved its enforcement on traffic regulations, while religious and many other organisations have taken various aspects of the Campaign seriously.

Mr Atiemo advised critics not to sit on the fence but to participate in their own small way to make the Campaign successful. Representatives of the Companies took turn to talk about discipline in the society and said the country would not progress without it.

Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama launched the National Campaign for Greater Discipline in August 2002, with an invitation to all to ensure that the society did not degenerate into a "jungle" and tasked the Police and the Judiciary to make the Campaign successful.

The Campaign, with the slogan: "Do The Right Thing." is estimated to cost 2.5 billion cedis in its first year. The mass media, interpersonal communication and other strategies are being used to ensure environmental cleanliness and road safety as well as to promote work place ethics and respect for the law.

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