Mukesh Thakwani, the Chief Executive Officer of leading steel and iron manufacturing company in West Africa B5 Plus Limited, has reiterated the company’s commitment to invest in the education of Ghanaians to make the country more responsive to needs and challenges of the 21st century.
Mr. Mukesh Thakwani made these remarks in a speech at the Youth Engagement for Global Africa programme to celebrate this year’s International Youth Day which was under the theme “Corporate support for Educational initiatives in the Covid-19 environment.”
In his speech, Mr. Mukesh Thakwani noted that B5 Plus Limited sees Education as the only way to give back to the society and that has propelled them to invest in Ghana’s Education sector and currently operating one of the leading international schools in Ghana,(DPS International School).
Outlining some of the benefits their school is giving to Ghanaians, Mr. Thakwani said the school has been given free educational Scholarships to some needy but intelligent Ghanaians every academic year and will be same in the next academic year for about five Ghanaians.
This he stated that B5 Plus Limited are responsible for the scholarship packages with the aim of ensuring every Ghanaian get equal access to quality Education and reduces streetism.
“Our school gives free educational Scholarships to Ghanaians every year and this time five intelligent but needy children will be enrolled in the school for free. The school will also organize a science exhibition for other interested schools where we will give out lots of goodies”, he said.
He also mentioned other benevolent gestures the company has been offering to Ghanaians in the Coronavirus period which has brought virtually everything in the world to a standstill.
“We have also been donating to Ghanaians in the Covid-19 period. We donated PPE’s and other items to over 1000 families to keep them alive while the fight against the pandemic continues. We also donated to the national Covid-19 Fund aimed at giving back to the society for the past twenty-six in Ghana”, he added.
This year’s programme was graced by the National Programme Officer (Education) for UNESCO Ghana Mr. Prosper Kwasi Nyavor, Chairman of The Great Argon Holdings Mr. Torgbor Mensah, Shirley Tony Kum who is the Corporate Communication Manager for Vivo Energy Ghana, Rashida Saani Nasamu; CEO of I-Zar Group, Alhaji Salamu Amadu who happens to be the Chairman of Afro Arab Group of Companies among other invited dignitaries.