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Voltic Shows Valentine Love to Meyah Preparatory School at Medie

19 February 2013

Medie, Ghana. 13th February, 2013: Ghana’s leading mineral water producer, Voltic (GH) Ltd has, in this season of love commissioned a mechanized borehole at a cost of 20, 000 Ghana Cedis for the Meyah Preparatory School at Medie in the Ga West Municipality of Greater Accra.

The project which commenced in December 2012 is in fulfilment of the company’s aim to support the provision of social amenities within areas where it operates.  Voltic has a manufacturing plant at Medie, where it has been a good corporate citizen over the years.

The Meyah Preparatory School was established in 2004 after the retirement of Principal Moses Emerson from the army in 2000 and his subsequent relocation to Medie where he identified the need to provide educational support to a growing number of children of settler famers.

Until the construction of the borehole and its additional provision of a storage water tank, the Meyah Preparatory School with a fast growing population of about 150 relied on a well for water to drink and use in keeping proper sanitary conditions at its place of convenience.

According to Voltic’s Plant Manager, Phillip Wellington, “Our decision to support the school was based on a needs assessment.  The school has several needs but for now we have supplied them with a cleaner and better option of sourcing and storing of water.  As the saying goes, water is life, so parents are rest assured that their children will be drinking safe water.”

Mr Wellington added that, “Voltic is passionate about supporting primary education and promoting good health.  Supporting the Meyah Preparatory School with a borehole enables us to further indulge in those two passions.”

Commenting at the event, Gregory Metcalf, MD of Voltic (GH) Limited said, “We at Voltic (GH) will continue to partner communities and organisations such as the Meyah Preparatory School to provide the necessary support in the form of infrastructure such as what we are here to commission today.”

The Proprietor of the school, Moses Emerson Agbodra expressed his sincere gratitude to Voltic (GH) for their kind gesture.  He said, “Children of Meyah, count yourselves blessed, I believe very soon all your other needs would be taken care of. Love has brought us all here to commission this wonderful borehole and we are very grateful to Voltic (GH).”  

He also used the occasion to request for more support for the school and asked other organisations to emulate what Voltic (GH) Limited has done. 


Notes to editors:

About Voltic (GH) Limited (A subsidiary of SABMiller plc)

Voltic (GH) Limited, a business engaged in the bottling and distribution of Voltic Natural Mineral Water and other non-alcoholic beverages was established in 1995 with one facility at Medie.  The Company’s aim was to compete with imported Mineral waters which were predominant in the Ghanaian market at the time.  With the company’s commitment to quality and excellence, within three years after inception it went on to command a 65% market share in the Ghanaian mineral water market.

In 2008 Voltic installed another bottling facility at Nyame Ani in the Ashanti Region and another in Achimota for filling dispenser jars.
Subsequently as part of its backward integration plans, a plant was installed in Nsawam to produce the plastic preforms that are used in Voltic’s bottling plants.  This brings the total number of Voltic’s facilities to four in various locations in the country.  In January 2009, Voltic (GH) Ltd became a subsidiary of SABMiller Plc.

As a unique brand that has remained the market leader for the past 17 years, Voltic has become a generic name for mineral and bottled water in Ghana.  It has acquired this profile by providing world-class products known for their good quality and pure natural freshness.  Voltic aims to strengthen its market leadership by constantly enhancing the excellence of its products through a process of continuous reinvestment and innovative manufacturing and marketing strategies.

About SABMiller plc

SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents.  The group's wide portfolio includes global brands Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow Tyskie and Club.  SABMiller is also one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.

In the year ended 31 March 2012 the group reported EBITA of US$5,634 million and group revenue of US$31,388 million.  SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.


Contact details
  
Voltic (GH) Limited 
Tel/e-mail: (030 2688851-6)
internal.communication@gh.sabmiller.com

Ms. Adjoba Kyiamah 
Corporate/Legal Affairs Director 
Tel/e-mail: 030 2688857
adjoba.kyiamah@gh.sabmiller.com

Ms. Worlasi Seddoh    
Corporate Communications Manager 
Tel/Email: 030 2688851-6
Worlasi.seddoh@gh.sabmiller.com

Mr Cyrus deGraft-Johnson            
Corporate Affairs Manager               
Tel/ Email: 030 2688851-6
Cyrus.johnson@gh.sabmiller.com


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This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on 13th February 2013.

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