General News of Friday, 10 March 2017
The Duffuor Foundation has donated 5000 Cedis to Evelyn Boakye, the victim of the recent Marwarko Restaurant chili-pouring incident.
The Foundation has also taken up the full cost of her medical bills.
At a presentation ceremony at the corporate offices of leading media group EIB Network, officials said the gesture was their way of meeting the needs of the victim, whose incident has been widely condemned.
Chief Executive Officer of the EIB Network, Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi whose GH One TV’s programme State of Affairs hosted by Nana Aba Anamoah, this week interviewed Boakye about her ordeal, said the donation was a confirmation of the station’s commitment to go beyond just reporting the news.
Also present at the ceremony was Nana Prempeh of the Duffuor Foundation.
A successful initiative, the Duffuor Foundation is the charity arm of the HODA Group of Companies which comprise of leading local blue chips in Finance (uniBank, uniCredit, uniSecurities), Insurance ( Starlife, Star Assurance and Star Microinsurance) and Media (EIB NetworK) among other properties.
It aims to provide sustainable interventions to better the lives of deprived individuals and communities within Ghana and globally. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to consolidate the CSR efforts of the HODA Group and to further the social upliftment cause of the Group’s Founder and Executive Chairman, the Honourable Dr. Kwabena Duffuor.
The Duffuor Foundation believes in aligning to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to further the course of social development globally by focusing on providing assistance that will have real and meaningful impact for deprived individuals and communities. Its primary focus are in the areas of Education, Health, Sports, Socioeconomic development and Environment.