According to local news, the Ghacem Cement Foundation (GCF) has delivered 16 000 bags of cement to aid the development of around 137 educational and health organisations in Northern Ghana. Schools and hospitals in the Upper East, Upper West, Northern, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions received the donation. The delivery of cement is the second of two donations carried out by GCF in 2013. The first donation cement went to the Western, Central, Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions in the south of the country.
The GCF was launched in June 2002 to regulate the equitable donation of cement to health clinics and educational institutions in disadvantaged communities in the country and is an important part of Ghacem’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Since the founding of GCF in 2002, the organisation has reportedly delivered approximately 400 000 bags of cement worth around GH6.5 million to deprived communities in Ghana. In 2013, Ghacem opened a clinic and two educational facilities, at a cost of around GH646 000, in the Lower Manya and the Yilo Krobo regions where the company mines limestone for cement manufacture.
The construction industry in the country is benefitting from an increase in the development of public infrastructure. Transport infrastructure is also witnessing an increase as plans for new major road links are in the works.
Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling
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