|Contract Signed For Projects In Four Cocoa Regions|
|Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:32|
The Cadbury Cocoa Partnership Programme, an initiative by Cadbury Ghana Limited to support cocoa growing communities, signed a GH¢1.7 million contract with nine firms yesterday to undertake 11 development projects in four regions of the country.
The firms which would be undertaking projects financed under the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership Community Challenge Fund are: Trump Construction Limited, Siamoh Construction Limited, Norcon Construction Limited, Malycon Construction Limited, Lo-Jess Limited, Tacoa Limited, Jobs Limited and Maasim Limited.
The projects include the construction of a resource centre for the midwifery training school at Goaso and a three-unit classroom block for the Fawohoyeden Junior High School, both in the Asunafo North District.
Others are a four-unit teachers’ living quarters at Sekyere Adiembra in the Mpohor Wassa East District, a three classroom Kindergarten block at Bunsuso in the Fanteakwa District, an ICT Centre for Kofi Pare in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District and a health centre with nurses quarters at Esaaso in the West Akim District.
The Cadbury Cocoa Partnership is an initiative established by Cadbury in partnership with the UNDP, Ghana Cocoa Board, CARE International, Voluntary Services Overseas and World Vision Ghana in 2008 to run for 10 years with a budget of £30 million.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Accra, the Director of the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership, Mrs Yaa Peprah, said in response to challenging physical development needs of communities in which the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership Ghana Programme was being implemented, the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership Community Challenge Fund was established with a seed fund of GH¢1.8 million in 2009.
The Managing Director of Cadbury Ghana Limited, Mr James Boateng, said the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership programme had stood out as a truly social responsible initiative, adding that it encompassed stakeholders such as scientists and academia.
One of the initiatives, he said was the construction of wells to provide potable water for some deprived communities.