The Tamale branch of the Melcom Group of companies, has been adjudged the best in the donation of blood to the National Blood Bank as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
After the exercise dubbed Melcom Care Blood donation; the Tamale branch under the management 0f Rasheed Kelvin came first by donating one hundred sixty –four pints of blood, Kumasi (4) in the Ashanti Region under the management of Kyei Baffour came second by donating 79 pints and Koforidua branch came third with 75 pints.
The winners of the exercise, took home shopping vouchers worth three thousand, two thousand and thousand Cedis.
The foundation announced that it took the decision to embark on the exercise, because the hospitals are in dire need of blood.
According to the foundation it again commenced this year’s exercise this month at all its Melcom shops across the nine regions of the country.
This came to light, when Melcom Care Foundation, donated some assorted items to two schools in Accra namely; Dolly Memorial School and St Theresa’s Junior High School (JHS) as part of the Republic day celebration.
As part of the donation over three hundred nursery and kindergarten pupils were provided with Teddy bears, drink and biscuits and two hundred students of the JHS, were presented with clothes.
Speaking at the donation, Godwin Avenorgbo, Director of Communications for Melcom Group of Companies, said 56 years ago Ghana attained Republican status with the hope of moving its development agenda for the greater benefit of Ghanaians.
“We have had challenges on the way but wed cannot give up as people. It behooves on us to celebrate the occasion as a reminder to the upcoming generations”, he explained
Children of today, have been well trained and educated enough to take over the mantle of leadership in order that the country could achieve sustained development, hence the visit to present them with a token from the company.
He revealed that before the end of the year, his company would open a shop in Wa, the Upper West regional capital to achieve its nation- wide coverage.