17 January 2013

Ghana: Zoomlion Gives $50k to Ministry of Youth & Sports

Waste management giants, Zoomlion, have made a cheque donation worth $50,000 to the Ministry of Youth & Sports. The amount is to assist the ministry in funding 1,000 fans drawn from the National Supporters Union to South Africa, to support the Black Stars in their quest to lifting the AFCON Trophy a fifth time.

The cheque was presented to the ministry by the Chief Executive of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong. It was received by the sector's outgoing minister, Clement Kofi Humado.

In a brief comment, Dr. Siaw Agyepong said the gesture was in fulfillment of his outfit's pledge to support the Black stars, when they visited the President before embarking on their trip to the United Arab Emirates, to begin preparation for the continental showpiece.

"We hope that the money will go a long way to support the National Supporters Union in South Africa," he noted.

Dr. Siaw Agyepong urged all Ghanaians to rally behind the national flag and support the Black Stars to win the African Cup of Nations tournament.

The Coordinator of the AFCON 2013, Dr. Omane Boamah, commenting on the gesture urged other corporate bodies, institutions and individuals to emulate the example set by Zoomlion, since the government could not do it alone.

He cautioned the would-be supporters to South Africa to abide strictly by the rules of South Africa, since the Ghana Mission will not spare anyone who violates the laws.

Mr. Humado, in a brief statement commended Zoomlion for coming to the aid of the ministry, since their budget was not enough to airlift the supporters to cheer the Black Stars.

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