Ghana: KGL Foundation targets 20 million Ghc for charity

The KGL Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the KGL Group, aims to commit over GH¢20 million to its philanthropic work across the country this year.

The amount would be injected into social intervention programs in the fields of health, sports, entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, culture and the arts.

The Foundation’s Executive Chairman, Alex Dadey, made the announcement during the foundation’s launch and fundraising ceremony held in Accra on Friday. The foundation was established last year.

The event brought together eminent personalities, representatives of governmental and private institutions, politicians, members of the diplomatic community and beneficiaries of the foundation.

They included the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo; Second Lady, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, and the Paramount Chief of Asokore Asante, Nana Susubribi Krobea Asante who represented the Asantemanhene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Mr. Dadey, who is also Chairman of the Board of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), noted that corporate responsibility was the bedrock of the group’s operations and that the foundation reflected the group’s commitment to providing sustainable social intervention programs.

“The foundation’s goal is to make a lasting difference, to bring hope, joy, and above all, to leave everything we touch better than before,” he said.

Since its inception, Dadey said, the foundation has renovated the A. A Dadey Assembly Hall at Okuapeman High School, in honor of this late father, one of the school’s first principals.

He said the foundation has provided scholarships and entrepreneurial support to underprivileged Ghanaians while in health it has helped Kokrokoo and Asaase foundations to provide incubators and dialysis machines to hospitals as well as fund Fadama health facility equipment.

In collaboration with the West African Center for Crop Improvement, he said an entrepreneurial training program has been instituted for postgraduate students to champion entrepreneurship and employment in agribusiness. .

KGL Group, according to Mr Dadey, has been the main sponsor of the Black Stars for some time now and has also partnered with the Ghana Football Association to launch the GFA Under-17 football league to help to unearth raw talent.

He thanked his stakeholders for the support and collaboration so far and called on Ghanaian businesses and individuals to support the foundation to achieve its goals.

Ms. Akufo-Addo commended KGL for its gender-responsive and human rights-based approach to philanthropy and stated her willingness to work with the foundation to improve the well-being of women and children in the country.

Nana Susubribi Krobea Asante praised the KGL Group for giving back to society, especially to beneficiaries in the Ashanti region, and urged businesses to support the work of the group.

On his part, the Foundation’s Managing Director, Elliot Dadey, said the foundation is dedicated to achieving a healthy, innovative and self-developed Ghanaian society.

“Our end goal is for every marginalized community in Ghana to be empowered to self-develop and improve so that they can be the architect of their own dreams,” he said.

Recipients of the foundation’s philanthropy shared their life-changing stories in a series of short video clips shown at the event.