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Voltic Screens Nyameani Methodist Primary Pupils

30 October 2013

Nyameani, Ashanti Region 18th October, 2013: Voltic Gh Ltd, has sponsored a health screening exercise for about 200 pupils and teachers of the Nyameani Methodist Primary School in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.

The exercise was undertaken by a 25-member medical team from the Kuntanase District Hospital comprising laboratory technicians, nutritionists, dental nurses, dispensary technicians, clinicians and nurses for special services like Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT).

They screened the pupils and teachers for malaria parasites, malnutrition and dental hygiene as well as diabetes and hypertension for the teachers and a section of the community. The beneficiaries were given anti-malaria drugs, blood tonic, de-wormers and food supplements while others with complex cases were referred to the district hospital.

Mr. Cyrus deGraft -Johnson, Corporate Affairs Manager of Voltic, said the exercise was another way of giving back to society and to find out the peculiar health needs of the community for necessary action. He gave the assurance that the exercise would be sustained and that it would be extended to other schools in the community.

”The health screening exercise forms part of the corporate social responsibility of Voltic, which has been operating its second plant at Nyameani since December, 2008.We are also considering supporting the local Methodist Clinic.” he added.

Mr deGraft-Johnson stressed further “The focus of Voltic’s sustainable corporate social investment initiatives is on the positive transformation and uplifting of communities by supporting education, health and social development.  We at Voltic (GH) Limited strive to ensure that our work benefits as many people as possible whilst providing stability and security for future generations.”

 “I must emphasize that our company’s commitment to the Nyameani community flows from our core values and principles; 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”.

Mr. Collins Boateng Agyenim, Administrator of the Kuntanase Government Hospital, noted that the exercise had offered his outfit the opportunity to detect cases of non-curable diseases and to strengthen its outreach programmes.

The District Director of Ghana Health Services, Mr Joseph Adomako, expressed appreciation to Voltic (GH) Limited, saying the gesture would contribute to achieving the Millenium Development Goals, four of which focus on the health of children.

Mr. Maxwell Osei Bonsu, Headteacher of the Nyame Ani Methodist Primary Schhol, and the Gyasehene of the community, thanked the company for the health screening, which they saw as a firm commitment of Voltic’s resolve to see to the health needs of the people.

Meanwhile, Voltic has inspected the Nyame Ani Methodist Clinic to acquaint itself with problems facing the facility, in its bid to provide some essential needs of the clinic. Mr. Peter Kofi Nti, Administrator of the Clinic told a delegation of Voltic Ghana Limited that the facility is in dire need of laboratory equipment, delivery kits and beds to make it more functional.

 

This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on October 18th, 2013.

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