By Cecil Mensah
As part of the measures to help children of school going age in Danfa, a peri-urban area in the Greater Accra Region to cultivate the habit of reading, the management of Yes Mineral Company Limited, under a foundation called, St George’s Foundation, has put up a modern library for the children of the community.
In attendance at the handing over ceremony were the Assemblyman for Danfa electoral area; Choro Adams Padoh, the aspiring parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Madina Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface and some officials from the La-Nkwatanang Municipal Assembly.
Speaking after the handing over ceremony, Papa Kwame Opoku Ansah; son of the late George Opoku Ansah, the Managing Director of Yes Mineral Water Company Limited, said the setup of the foundation has always been the dream of his late father.
“One major concern of late my father was education; for instance at age six to nineteen I learnt every day from six to ten and was compulsory.
My father wanted to setup a foundation before he passed five years ago.”
He explained that it was one of the wishes of his father before he passed on, so the family decided to set up the foundation in his honour to achieve his dream of assisting children to access education.
According to him, one of the major problems in the catchment area of operation of the company, was education.
He said, the family decided to up the mantle by setting up the foundation to realize the late father’s dream.
He said, the company took the decision to build the library as part of its corporate social responsibility, because education was key to taking people out of poverty.
He added that, this was just one of the libraries the foundation intends putting up in some deprived areas across the country.