KEEA: Dutch Komenda premix committee makes profits
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The Premix Committee at the Dutch Komenda landing beach in the Central Region has spent GH¢8,000 generated from the sale of premix fuel on the purchase of 240 cutlasses, 100 wellington boots, two public address systems, and renovation of a basic school, as well as the registration of 300 needy people for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the community.
Speaking at the function on Tuesday at Dutch Komenda, Mr. Ebenezer Afful, a pump attendant, said the committee decided to let community members feel the impact of the premix proceeds, therefore, they bought 240 cutlasses and 100 wellington boots to distribute among the farming communities in the area.
Among the beneficiary farming communities are Nsadwir and Awona, where 240 cutlasses were shared among the people.
According to Afful, the committee also registered 300 people for the NHIS, while two public address systems were purchased for the local Christian Council of the area.
He added that the committee purchased gravel for the renovation of the Roman Catholic Junior High School, while 10 streetlights bulbs were also bought for the benefit of the community.
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture in charge of Fisheries, Nii Amassah Namoale, who addressed the gathering, reminded them that they had witnessed the Better Ghana Agenda through the sale of the premix fuel which has benefitted a lot of them.
He explained that Better Ghana means to witness the changes that take place in one’s community.
The Chief of Dutch Komenda, Nana Munukum III, commended the landing beach committee for their impressive performance for the past two years, and impressed upon them to do more to alleviate the plight of the people in the community.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed their appreciation to the government for initiating such a programme that allows the landing beaches to use proceeds from premix to develop the communities.
The occasion was witnessed by Mr. Kweku Nicole, Chairman of National Premix Committee.