Dave Kern presenting the car key to Dr Tuakli
As a continuous demonstration of leadership in corporate social responsibility, Newmont Ghana has supported United Way Ghana (UWG) to further their work in supporting the underprivileged.
The support given to the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) came in the form of a vehicle donation and a cash amount of GH¢120,000 through the company’s “Workplace Giving Program”.
Newmont’s “Workplace Giving Program” also known as “Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo” is an effective philanthropic initiative that offers opportunity for employees and Newmont to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged in society through small but simple and regular voluntary contributions.
Speaking at the donation ceremony in Accra, Regional Vice President, Human Resources of Newmont, Dave Kern said the donation is to help spur on UWG to achieve greater levels of impact in the lives of the underprivileged.
“We are making a formal presentation of our 2011 Workplace Giving contributions of GH¢120,000, made up of our employees’ contribution of GH¢60,000, and our company’s equal match-up of GH¢60,000 and a vehicle to help you undertake various projects in the charities our employees have chosen to support” Dave Kern said.
The Vice President reiterated that, through Newmont’s partnership with UWG, which dates back to 2006 when the company started operations in Ghana, its employees have touched a lot of lives through initiatives such as “Day of Caring” and “Workplace Giving Programs”.
Newmont’s three-year $150,000 startup support to UWG has contributed significantly to the growth of the NGO’s “Day of Caring program” which now attracts the participation of over 30 corporate organizations annually.
“Through the “Day of Caring” and “Workplace Giving” programs, Newmont employees have contributed over GH¢ 230,000 and 3,000 man hours to support charities and undertake social responsibility activities in its communities.
Newmont has supported charities such as the Akropong School for the Blind, Mums Love Orphanage in Sunyani, Help Age Ghana and the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and others.
“Newmont will continue to embark on these and other partnerships that ensure sustainable development in our communities and the country as a whole.
I commend all employees who participated in these worthwhile programs.” He added
Receiving the donation, the Executive Director of United Way Ghana, Jonathan Akuamoah thanked Newmont for their immeasurable support.
“Newmont has been our backbone in this charity work and we are most grateful to them”.
Jonathan Akuamoah said his outfit has been relying on their personal means of transport in executing projects, which made their work difficult.
“This vehicle and Cash donated to us will really make our programs more effective and also help us extend help to more needy persons”.
A Governing Council Member of UWG, Dr.
Juliet Tuakli commended the management and employees of Newmont Ghana, for their efforts in supporting the NGO.
She said her outfit will continue to engage Newmont through its effective partnership programs.