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Youngsters in Ghana Benefit From Donation

A special fund to help educate youngsters in Ghana has been given a financial helping hand by Akzo Nobel.

Akzo Nobel’s representatives in Ghana have donated 10 million Ghanaian cedis (EUR 1,500, USD 1,400) to a special education fund.

Accra-based Bamson Company, the local representatives of Sikkens car refinishing paints and Sandtex masonry paints, presented the money to the Northern Education Fund (NETFUND).

Kwame Ofosu-Bamfo, managing director of Bamson, made the presentation to Alhaji Rahimi Gbadamosi, Chairman of the NETFUND, who was accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Education, Alhaji Rashid Bawa.

Lack of funding for educational needs is a serious problem in Ghana and Ofuso-Bamfo is well aware of how important it is for the country’s youngsters to receive proper teaching in well-equipped schools.

“Our youth cannot benefit from the advancement of global technology without the pre-prerequisite education,” he said.

The donation follows a similar award which was made recently by Bamson to the Otumfuo Education Fund.

(Released: September 6, 2001)

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