media release

Investing in the Future

A company which represents Akzo Nobel in Ghana, Africa, has donated money to help educate the country’s disadvantaged youngsters.

Bamson Company Limited, the local representatives of Sikkens car refinishing paints and Sandtex decorative masonry paints, has handed over 10 million Ghanaian cedis (EUR 1,500, USD 1,400) to the Otumfuo Education Fund.

The fund was set up in 1999 by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II—the King of the Asante kingdom of Ghana—who is determined to repair his country’s tattered educational infrastructure.

The managing director of Bamson, Kwame Ofuso-Bamfo, said he was happy to be able to contribute to the fund because the way forward for Ghana and its youth lies in quality education.

Donations are used to help build and repair schools and pay for furniture, equipment and books.

(Released: August 24, 2001)