Celebrated indigenous firm, GhanaMade Company Limited, a leading private company that focuses on promoting and marketing locally produced rice and other made-in-Ghana products, has organised a day’s trip to the Kakum National Park for inmates of ‘Save Them Young’ orphanage located at Ashaiman Bethlehem.
Explaining the rationale behind the trip, Mrs Comfort Aniagyei, Managing Director (MD) of GhanaMade, noted that it was to help Ghana and Africa at large to achieve total economic emancipation.
“One of the means to do that is to catch our children young and get them to appreciate the key pillars of achieving economic independence. One of these pillars is nature conservation and using the Kakum National Park, which is the second largest national park in Ghana, is a good example for the children,” she said.
According to her, the children learnt a lot from the tour of the Kakum National Park, which covers a rainforest area of 375sqkm.
During the excursion that lasted well over two hours, the children were informed that the park is a home to about 550 species of butterflies, 400 species of birds, 100 species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians and other large mammals like elephants.
The main attraction of the excursion was the Canopy Walk, which elicited peals of fear-tinged laughter from the children.
Mrs Aniagyei stated that the children saw the benefits of internally-generated eco-tourism with streams of mainly local tourists climbing up the Kakum hills to experience the Canopy Walkway.
Touching on the performance of GhanaMade during the year 2013, Mrs Aniagyei stated that sales were generally high in all outlets and expressed appreciation to all staff who worked tirelessly and were always available to ensure that customers were attended to.
She was appreciative of customers’ continuous loyalty to GhanaMade and hinted that she was considering opening other outlets to meet the requirement of the ever-increasing customer base in other parts of the country.
She said the recognition of GhanaMade’s performance by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) is an indication that the company was doing well, and stated that she was delighted that GhanaMade’s performance over the last five years since its establishment has caught the attention of the AGI.
“The recognition really came to us as a pleasant surprise, and I must say that this will further spur us to do a lot more in marketing and promoting made-in-Ghana products,” she pointed out.
Mrs Aniagyei said GhanaMade donated wholly made-in-Ghana products valued at over GH¢3,100 to the orphanage. The products included Oman Ba fragrant rice, broken rice, vegetable cooking oil, bathing soaps and body creams, as well as gas cylinders for cooking their meals.
Speaking about their experiences, some of the children said even though they were initially scared to go on the Canopy Walkway they later realised that it was fun.
A Senior Home Mother at the orphanage, Doreen Coffie, who accompanied the children on the excursion, thanked GhanaMade for the kind gesture and hoped that the children would build on all that they have learnt on the trip.
Source: The Finder