Accra Major Receives ABL Support

The Millennium Schools Project initiated by the Mayor of Accra has received a major boast from Ghana’s premier beer producer, Accra Brewery Limited (ABL).

The company yesterday presented a cheque for GH¢ 20,000 as its contribution to support moves by the Mayor, Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, to provide modern classroom blocks for public schools within the metropolis.

The Millennium Schools Project was kick-started to eliminate the school shift system which persisted as a result of inadequate school blocks within the public education system.

The idea is to construct 100 schools made up of three storey 18 classroom blocks, a science laboratory, a computer laboratory and a library.

Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs at ABL, Ms Adjoba Kyiamah, who presented the cheque to the Mayor, noted ‘the focus of Accra Brewery’s corporate social investment initiatives is on the positive transformation and uplifting of communities by supporting education, health and social development.  

‘ABL strives to ensure that our work benefits as many people as possible whilst providing stability and security for future generations’.

She added, ‘To us, social investment is not an add-on to business activities, but at the heart of how we engage with the communities; where our customers, employees, investors and suppliers live.

‘As a responsible corporate citizen, ABL has over the years extended a helping hand to communities, supported initiatives that has far reaching positive impact on society and has cooperated with other institutions to provide valuable support in the area of education.’

On his part, the Accra Mayor, Dr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, said ‘On behalf of the people of Accra, most especially the pupils and students of the metropolis, we would like to take the opportunity of this occasion, to express our profound appreciation to the leadership and management of Accra Brewery Limited.’

Dr. Vanderpuije noted that three years ago, they executed a strategy to end the shift system in Accra, which resulted in the construction of over 600 temporary structures within three months.

He said the children were housed in modern structures which consequentially le d to the coining of the name Millennium City Schools. He also indicated that the 90 th Millennium School will start in February, and will be located at Gbegbeyise, one of the poorest communities within A.M.A’s jurisdiction.

Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs at ABL, Ms. Adjoba Kyiamah, presenting a dummy cheque to the Mayor, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije. Looking on are Corporate Affairs Manager of ABL, Cyrus deGraft-Johnson (right) and the  Coordinating Director of the AMA, Sam Ayeh-Dartey


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