Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
Accra, Nov.7, GNA – The Euroget Group of Companies has donated a cheque for ¢100,000.00 to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in support of the commemoration of its 70th Anniversary and the 2019 GJA Awards ceremony.
The Awards, the 24th edition, is slated for November 23 at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, which is expected to acknowledge journalists’ exceptional reportage on Health, Economics, Sports, Human Rights, Politics, Crime and Court Reporting.
Others include Sanitation and Hygiene, Disability, Oil and Gas, Anti-corruption, and Small and Micro Scale Enterprises.
Dr Said Deraz, Euroget Group Chairman, said the Group believed in the potentials of the media and the role they played in socio-economic development.
He said his country, Egypt, had had long-standing relationship with Ghana, hence the support to rekindle the relationship and contribute to the enhancement of professional journalistic practice in Ghana.
“We are happy to support the Association and we believe this cooperation and relationship would be maintained,” he said.
Dr Deraz said Ghana was rich in resources like gold, cocoa, timber, oil and gas and, therefore, suggested that she made good use of them to drive growth.
He commended the Government for creating an enabling environment for private investors and foreign business operations.
“Ghana is a very peaceful country and since we started operating here, we have not encountered any challenges or attacks. That encourages us to harness more potentials to contribute to its developmental agenda,” he said.
He disclosed that the Group had a vision of establishing the biggest gold refinery in Africa to steer growth of the continent.
Mr Roland Affail Monney, the President of the GJA, expressed gratitude to the Group for believing in the media and investing in their potentials.
“We don’t only appreciate your support to the Association, but the speed with which you approved our request,” he said.
He said a World Bank Report stated that quality and well researched news stories contributed immensely to economic development and, therefore, called on businesses to cooperate with the media to enhance growth.
Mr Monney commended Euroget for proving beyond all reasonable doubts that it was willing to add value to communities where it operates compared to other foreign businesses that prioritised profit over community development.
The Euroget Group operates Gold Refinery and Investment and Construction companies, as well as a Banking and Financial Service in Ghana and other countries including Spain and Morocco.