Residents of Adabraka and its environs have been treated to a free health screening exercise, organised by Accra Brewery in partnership with Graphic and GIZ (German Technical Cooperation), with support from Kinapharma and Enerst Chemists.
The event, which is organised annually to improve the lives of people living in the Adabraka community, where Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) and Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) operate, attracted more than 500 participants who benefited from free dental screening, National Health Insurance Scheme registration as well as general medical screening and treatment.
This year, the health screening has been expanded to include eye and breast examination and those with serious health conditions were referred to hospitals.
Speaking at the function, Anthony Grendon, MD of Accra Brewery, said as a force for good sustainable development in the country, the exercise was the company?s efforts at fostering healthy communities where individual wellbeing is promoted for prosperity
?Health is an essential component in the development of every community. At Accra Brewery, we recognise that it makes commercial sense to invest in the well-being of the communities in which we operate because the prosperity of the community and our company are co-dependent,? he affirmed.
He assured the Adabraka community of ABL?s continuous support and active participation in the sustainable development of the community in all ways possible.
He expressed appreciation to its partners in the exercise – GCGL, GIZ, Kinapharma, Enerst Chemists- and the medical personnel as well as the sister company, Voltic Ghana Limited, for donating natural mineral water to refresh the participants.
During the health screening, Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, Managing Director of GCGL said, ?Graphic and Accra Brewery believe that the mark of any good corporate citizen is the willingness to contribute to the social and economic life of the very society that helps it make profit. This is why we found it appropriate to work with Accra Brewery to share our profits with you, the people of Adabraka – our landlord.?
He commended the community for creating a peaceful atmosphere for doing business.
Accra Brewery?s Sustainable Development Policy amongst other goals, aims at improving the quality of life of local residents. During its decades of operation, the company has focused on the need to create and exist in a thriving and clean productive environment.
It is against this backdrop that ABL has over the past six years partnered with GCGL to organise free health screenings to the Adabraka community.