Coca-Cola Ghana commits GHS1.4m to COVID-19 Private Sector Fund

ACCRA, APRIL 12, GNA – THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF GHANA LIMITED HAS CONTRIBUTED GHS 1.4 MILLION TO THE GHANA COVID-19 PRIVATE SECTOR FUND.

THE AMOUNT WAS GENERATED THROUGH REMITTANCES FROM THE SALE OF PRODUCTS OF THE COMPANY.

THROUGH A CONSUMER SUPPORT CAMPAIGN, “OPEN LIKE NEVER BEFORE,” WHICH RAN FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 TO DECEMBER 31, 2021, THE COMPANY REMITTED 10P ON EACH SALE OF THE 1.5L COCA-COLA, FANTA OR SPRITE PRODUCTS.

“AFTER AN INITIAL CONTRIBUTION OF GHS 113,430 TO THE FUND IN NOVEMBER 2020, SUBSEQUENT CONTRIBUTIONS OF GHS 258,526, GHS 373,999 AND GHS 285,660 WERE MADE IN FEBRUARY 2021, JUNE 2021 AND NOVEMBER 2021, RESPECTIVELY,” THE COMPANY SAID.

AT A BRIEF CEREMONY TO PRESENT ITS FINAL CONTRIBUTION OF GHS 370,480 TO MARK THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN, HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR OF THE EQUATORIAL COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY – WEST AFRICA BUSINESS UNIT, MR. ROBERT AKAZAAWIE, THANKED CONSUMERS FOR SUPPORTING A WELL-MEANING CAUSE.

HE CONGRATULATED THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE FUND FOR LEADING AN IMPACTFUL INITIATIVE.

“AS YOU ARE RIGHTLY AWARE, THE CAMPAIGN, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO TERMINATE IN JUNE 2021, WAS EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 2021 UPON REALISING THE NEED TO DO MORE CONSIDERING HOW CRITICAL THE PANDEMIC HAD BECOME AT THE TIME. OUR CONSUMER DONATION CAMPAIGN MAY BE OVER, BUT OUR COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING INITIATIVES THAT PUT HEALTH AND WELLBEING AT THE FORE REMAINS ETERNAL,” MR. AKAZAAWIE ADDED.

RECEIVING THE CHEQUE ON BEHALF OF THE FUND, MR. KOBINA ATA-BEDU, A TRUSTEE MEMBER OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE, THANKED COCA-COLA FOR THE SUPPORT OVER THE PERIOD AND ENCOURAGED GHANAIANS TO KEEP SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR FUND.

THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF GHANA LIMITED, ASIDE FROM CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO THE COVID-19 PRIVATE SECTOR FUND, HAS ALSO MADE DONATIONS OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE), BEVERAGES AND FOOD ITEMS TO VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES AND FRONTLINE WORKERS AS PART OF ITS COVID-19 SOCIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMME.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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