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12.06.2017 Social News

Community Dev and Pumpkins donate to school children


Tema, June 12, GNA - The Community Development Unit of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly and the Pumpkins Foundation have donated educational materials to pupils of Adjei Kojo Government School in the Tema Metropolis.

Items donated included shoes, bags, assorted pens and pencils, erasers, sharpeners, story books, paper glue and note pads.

Miss Theresa Anafi, Unit Head of the Community Development of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, addressing the pupils, urged them to study hard and encouraged them to take up the noble profession of teaching in future.

Reverend Armah, one of the headteachers present, encouraged the children to cultivate the habit of sharing since anyone who shared received.

According to Mr Aziz Gomda, who did the presentation on behalf of the foundation to the Headteachers of the school, 'This is the beginning of a year-long series of activities to be held for the School.'

The Foundation is implementing strategies to create a rare opportunity for child learning through recreation and provision of resources for academic advancement.

The Pumpkins Foundation is a non governmental organisation founded by Baisiwa Dowuona-Hammond to promote the general wellbeing of poor and needy children.

Mr Amanquah said development in the second indicated that business in the quarter would bounce back as there were signs of prices and cedi stabilisation as well as effort by stakeholders to combat Black Market Petroleum Dealers, which endangered the market.

Mr Amentor Aziakor, Goenergy Operations and Marketing Manager also noted that GOENERGY would continue to undertake prudent ventures to attract investment in order to expand the capacity of existing storage infrastructure and increase the number of depots and storage infrastructure at strategic locations across the country.

He explained that GOENERGY seeks to dominate the sector to protect the national economy from being manipulated by foreign multinationals.

Analysing the BDC sector, Mr Aziakor said the increased mining activities coupled with a vast influx of vehicles and machinery into the country, had improved the demand for petroleum products.

He said the oil field especially the Tano Basin had also boosted exploration activities along the coast of Ghana thereby resulting in increased consumption of marine gasoil, 'Ghana therefore needs an indigenous BDC with capacity to meet demands and eliminate the potential shortage of any products.

'As shortage of any petroleum product at this point in the nation's development agenda will derail the marginal gains and set us backward. In the midst of energy volatility, Ghana cannot add shortage of petroleum products'.

GOENERGY was established in February 2014 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of GOIL as a BDC to source for and secure the petroleum products requirement for the company.

GOENERGY started operations in September 2014 by securing and supplying petroleum products for the sole use of GOIL and in May 2015 it extended supplying of products to other OMCs.

GOENERGY therefore seeks to establish an active supply infrastructure network and channels that lead to competitive lower cost and ensure product availability as well as improvement of quality throughout the supply chain.