Dr Thomas Agyarko-Poku (in suit), Executive Director of the Otumfuo Charity Foundation, receiving the items from Nana Appiagyei, board member of Samara Company Limited.
Abena Boatema, a contestant in the TV3 2014 edition of Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB), has taken delivery of 10,000 branded exercise books, 25 cartons of Sasso spray and coil and an undisclosed amount of money from Samara Company Limited, distributors of Sasso insecticide spray and coils.
The event, which took place at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi early this week, was in fulfilment of the company’s promise to support each of the ten 2014 Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB) contestants with 10,000 branded exercise books for their respective projects related to education development in the regions.
A board member of Samara Company Limited, Nana Appiagyei Dankawoso I, commended the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for setting up the Otumfuo Foundation which, according to him, has yielded positive results in making education accessible to the poor in Asanteman.
He pledged that additional 50,000 copies of branded exercise books, which will also bear the Asantehene’s image on the cover, would be donated to the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation in the coming weeks.
The Executive Director of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation, Dr Thomas Agyarko-Poku, who received the exercise books on behalf of Abena, lauded Samara Company for the gesture.
He added that the exercise books and the other donated items would go a long way to positively affect the lives of the beneficiary school children.
The Offinsohene, Nana Wiafe Akenten III, who was full of appreciation for the donation, averred that it would reduce the burden of parents for a while.
He also congratulated Abena for participating in the GMB contest.
The donation to Abena in the Ashanti Region is the eighth since the exercise began.
The Marketing Manager of Samara Company Limited, Mr Sedrick Ologo, disclosed that a similar donation would be made to school children in the Eastern and Greater Accra Regions to end the project.
Mr Ologo added that, nationwide, a total of 100,000 branded exercise books would have been given out by the time the project comes to an end for the season.
By Solomon Ofori, Daily Guide
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