By Jack Adom
The Obuasi Mine Technical Services, with contributions from other departments, demonstrated their care and generosity for the needy and disadvantaged in the Obuasi community on Wednesday when they donated assorted goods to the Adullam Orphanage Center at Obuasi.
The items comprise clothing, toiletries and food items worth just over GHC5000. The presentation to the center has become annual mantra of the department and as the Head of the Technical Services explained ?we will do it every year and will continue to make the presentation as long as we work on the mine?. The center was created two decades ago for orphans in the municipality and beyond. It subsists on contributions from individuals and corporate bodies in the municipality.
In a short presentation ceremony of the items to the center, which houses over 100 children; Mr. ??Kwabena Osei Boakye said ?though most of AngloGold Ashanti employees have moved on as part of the ongoing changes on the mine, what we are donating today came from kind-hearted employees still working on the mine?.? He urged managers of the center to make judicious use of the donation, so that it will benefit all the children.
Encouraged by the gesture, Pastor James Sundiya, who oversees the center thanked the AGA employees for their generosity and urged other people in and around the municipality to emulate the AngloGold Ashanti employees. He asked for the blessings of God for AGA so that management can speedily resurrect the operation.
Present at the ceremony were Mr. Doug Hayes (MTS); Miss Charlotte Madah (MTS) and Mr. Joseph Amegbor of the I.T. department.
The center currently has 130 people under care, of which two of them are university students at the Universities of Ghana and Development Studies in Accra and Tamale, according to Pastor James. The hope of the center is that the children will become great assets to the community and the country at large but now they need necessary assistance and care to make their dream become a reality.