CSR: Gulf Energy Ghana commissions 50-bed Facility for the Ghana Armed Forces at Bundase

As part of its corporate social responsibility in enhancing the lives of the ordinary Ghanaian as well as contributing to the infrastructure development of Ghana, Gulf Energy Ghana Limited has commissioned a 50-bed facility at the Battle Training Camp for the Ghana Armed Forces Training Base at Bundase, near Accra.

The commissioning took place on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the camp with the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) – Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Frank Hanson as the Guest-of-Honour.

The accommodation facilities – two 100-bed and one 50-bed, were sponsored by M&C PROPERTIES, C&G ALASKA and GULF ENERGY and LEGON CITIES FOOTBALL CLUB, respectively, while PROLICOM PLUS LTD and STRUCTURES & LOGISTICS, had earlier on, fully funded and constructed the OPPONG-PEPRAH BLOCK, which also is a 50-bed facility.

These completed buildings, with beds provided by the Logistics Department of GAF, and others ongoing, form the first phase of the expansion program of BTC, as GAF strives to make the Camp a modern peace operations training institution of excellence.

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Frank Hanson expressed excitement at the realization of one of his key visions which was to see an upgrade of his force in the area of accommodation.

“This facility is a welcome relief to trainees at the military base who until now were housed in tents and a dormitory and at the mercy of the weather” AVM Hanson, said.

The General Manager of Gulf Energy, Martin Agboyo who represented Board Chairman and Council of State Member for the Oti Region, Mr Richard K. Atikpo, revealed that the company and its subsidiaries which include Legon Cities Football Club and Lemla Petroleum is committed to enhancing the lives and welfare of the everyday Ghanaian as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities.

“It is a day of pride and honour to see this facility. At Gulf Energy, we are committed to supporting the effort of the State in any way possible as demonstrated in the paying of taxes diligently and the support we have offered various worthy causes over the years.

Giving back to the community is one we find delight in and our doors are very much opened to supporting other causes which will benefit the society at large.”

Gulf Energy is an indigenous Ghana Petroleum Products Marketing Company that continues to demonstrate good corporate citizenship on all fronts especially through the payment of millions of taxes and is also committed in its efforts to promote national developments.

The Group which comprises Lemla Petroleum, Gulf Energy and Legon Cities FC in recent times have supported governments efforts at curbing the dreaded COVID 19 by providing items including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), disposable bed sheets rolls, Video Laryngoscopes, Dissecting Forceps, bedsteads, bedside Desks, carrier stretchers, examination beds, wheelchairs, food trolleys, metro shelving, suction machines and more worth hundreds of thousands of Euros to support their operations at the Isolation Centre of the EL-Wak Sports Stadium. The Group has also donated items worth hundreds of thousands of Cedis to various orphanages, groups and individuals to support them in diverse ways.

Present at the inauguration were dignitaries, which included the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) – Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Southern Command – Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Michael Amoah Ayisi, the Commander, Support Services Brigade Group – Brig Gen Matthew Essien, the Director General, Logistics – Brig Gen Prince Osei-Owusu and the Chief Staff Officer (CSO) Army – Brig Gen Agyemang-Prempeh.

By Shiela Satori Mensah

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