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Coca-Cola gives $1.5m support for Ghana water project

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Coca-Cola, the global leader in the beverage industry is supporting Ghana’s water sector with an amount of $1.5 million.

The beverages giant is providing the support through the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to towards Ghana’s quest of providing portable water accessibility to communities.

In a statement issued by Mr Philippe Ayivor, the Public Affairs Communications (PAC) Director on behalf of the Foundation and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com on February 3, 2011, it said the support is to help Africa especially Ghana to achieve  the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The said amount forms part of a $30 million six-year commitment made by the Foundation to provide accessible clean water for two million Africans by 2015.

“In 2009, the Foundation announced a $30 million six-year commitment to provide access to clean water for two million Africans by 2015 as its contribution to Africa’s achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. So far, $1.5 million of this funding has been approved for projects in Ghana”, the statement said.

Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation and its partners have invested nearly $100 million in Africa.

“The Foundation’s strategic focus is on four key areas of intervention. These include clean water access, preventive health, education and entrepreneurship. Additionally, the Foundation is also involved in humanitarian assistance in Africa, providing disaster relief and emergency assistance in times of civil strife or natural disasters”, the statement concluded.

By Ekow Quandzie

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