Cenpower Generation Company Limited, the first Project Finance green-field Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Ghana has donated food items to the Kpone Community, a neighbouring community to the Cenpower operation area in the Greater Accra Region.
This is part of Cenpower’s contribution to support the Kpone Community in particular, to address the impact of COVID-19 on the community.
The items were presented on behalf of Cenpower’s Board of Directors, Management and Staff by Mr. Samuel N. Brew Butler, Chairman of Cenpower.
Mr. Brew Butler said, “It is my hope that the items will help provide for some of the aged, vulnerable, needy and deprived members of the community who need it. This, we hope would curtail their moving around and thus reduce their risk of infection.”
He further advised them that even though the H.E. The President of Ghana has lifted the restrictions imposed on movement, Kpone community members should continue to stay home if there is nothing urgent that requires them to go out as His Excellency the President has said.
Mr. Butler also advised community members to always wear nose masks as directed by the President and continue to observe all the guidelines on social distancing, regular use of sanitizers and hand washing with soap for 20 seconds under running water.
A Director of Cenpower, Dr. Jimmy Heymann also used the opportunity to remind Kpone community members that the ban on public gatherings are not permanent, but rather temporary measures from the government to help fight the spread of the virus in the country.
He said, “All these guidelines from government are for our own good so let us all abide by them and together we shall overcome this pandemic.”
Dr Heymann indicated that it remains Cenpower’s commitment to contribute to Ghana’s development through efficient and consistent supply of power and also to the development of the Kpone community.
Receiving the items on behalf of the community, Mr. Solomon Tettey Appiah, the Municipal Chief Executive of Kpone, thanked Cenpower for the very thoughtful gesture at such a challenging time.
Speaking on behalf of the Paramount Chief of Kpone Traditional Area, Mr Alex Nii Anang expressed sincere gratitude to the Management of Cenpower for donating these items to the community to alleviate the hardships that vulnerable persons are going through.
“We pray that the relationship which exists between Kpone Traditional Council and Cenpower will continue to flourish and resources used to purchase these items for the community will be replenished”, he added.
Other dignitaries present at the donation were the Chief Executive Officer of Cenpower Mr. Theophilus Sackey, the Plant General Manager Mr. Julio Gomez and other representatives from the Kpone Community.