Chairman of the Board of Directors for Benso Oil Palm Plantation Plc (BOPP), Dr Ishmael Yamson has disclosed that the company invested an amount of GH¢ 1,065,477.69 in developmental projects as part of its corporate social responsibility to the catchment areas.
The company had committed to the human resource and capacity drive-through education which continued to be high on the calendar of the company with brilliant but needy students within the communities’ getting scholarships under the tertiary education scholarship scheme.
In 2021, a total of 17 students from four communities benefited from the tertiary education scholarships offered by the company in the catchment area.
The BOPP schools recorded an impressive performance also in the Basic School Certificate Examination.
Commenting on some of the projects the company has completed for the year under review at the annual general meeting, Mr Yamson said, 4-bed capacity male ward for Benso community clinic, 20-Seater WC toilet for Adum Banso community, rehabilitation of 5 Unit Classroom Block for Adum Banso Roman School.
The company through the mandated agency also carried out maintenance and rehabilitation work on Dominase, Amantin, Trebuom, Ayiem Benso and Adum Banso communities.
The BOPP also donated clinical and laboratory equipment to Adum Banso community clinic and the organisation of the National and Regional Farmers Day Celebration.
Dr. Yamson noted the year under review the company paid out GH¢38.9million to smallholder and out-grower farmers for the purchase of fruits in the catchment areas thus contributing to the socio-economic enhancement of the livelihood of these farmers.
In other reports, Benso Oil Palm Plantation Plc (BOPP), has paid a total dividend of GH¢7.41 million out of a total profit of GH¢24.69 million for the year ending 31 December 2020.