Ghana’s First Lady, Lordina Mahama has inaugurated a 100 seating capacity dining hall and kitchen at the Jakpa RC Primary School in the Chereponi District of the Northern Region, calling on corporate organizations to make a difference in various communities nationwide.
The modern hall providing hygienic eating environment for hundreds of students was initiated by the Lordina Foundation with funding from Diamond Cement Ghana Limited.
Passionate about supporting initiatives that directly impact the youth who will shape Ghana’s future, the First Lady called on parents, traditional leaders and community members to work together to stay focused on matters impacting students in various school and make the education of their children a priority.
“The government of Ghana is pleased that Diamond Cement Group and other well-meaning Ghanaian companies who are supporting the needs of citizens and communities by offering employment opportunities and furthering CSR projects on a large scale ” said the First Lady.
Diamond Cement Group’s comprehensive CSR plan is aimed at identifying needs which directly assist Ghanaian communities in the areas of education, health, wellness and more.
Ms. Ellen Angela Jonah, the Corporate Group Head of Diamond Cement’s subsidiary, Savannah Diamond Cement, affirmed that the company is committed to service above self and is constantly seeking ways to support sustainable projects that make a difference now and impact more in the future.
Ms Jonah said Diamond Cement constructed community water tanks and pumps that serve water to various parts of the Volta Region including Aflao and Duta, costing more than 2.5 million dollars. “Ghana’s cement producing giant intends to extend its assistance to other communities throughout Ghana as well as diversify the extent of its community outreach” she added.
The Paramount Chief of Chereponi, Jaminja Malba Gomna II, expressed gratitude to the First Lady and Diamond Cement for their support.
Savanna Diamond Ghana Limited (SDGL) is one of three cement factories owned by Diamond Cement Group Ltd (DCGL) in Aflao, Buipe and Takoradi: producing both the 42.5R and 32.5R grade cement.