Peewood Limited, experts in home and garden furniture business, and Tema Bonded Terminal Limited, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, have donated 1,700 bags of cement, in a cheque equivalent of GH₵100,000, towards the reconstruction of the Eco-friendly Apeate Community.
The presentation was made on Wednesday by Ms Yasmine Adu Arthur at a brief event in Accra.
Speaking on behalf of the CEO, she hoped that her outfit’s contribution to the Apeate Support Fund would help Government achieve its goal of rebuilding Apeate into a Green City for the benefit of its indigenes who have suffered gravely.
Ms. Adu Arthur averred that as a company that transports, handles and stores dangerous goods, it recognises the importance and expertise required in safely transporting things from one point to other. She indicated that hearing the explosion that took place saddened her outfit, saying that moved the company to make the donation.
She further disclosed the company’s partnership with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in providing real time data of all classes on dangerous goods delivered so that consignments can be tracked and monitored by EPA once they depart.
She also said to provide safety on the roads, the company provides short safety training sessions to external drivers that enter the terminal to transport specialized goods through the corridors of the country.
On her part, the Chairperson of the Apeate Support Fund Committee, Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, expressed her appreciation, noting that their contribution will help the community immensely.
“I applaud your kind and generous offer. The cement, donated, is very timely and will be very useful in the ongoing reconstruction,” she said.
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 Aryee further stated that the roads for the whole reconstruction project will commence by the end of April to prevent the heavy down pour from delaying progress.