AshakaCem commits to new developmental projects

AshakaCem Plc has committed over N150 million to developmental projects in thirteen communities around its operations in Gombe State-Ashaka cement plant and Maiganga coal mine within the current year.

Three of these projects, including the electrification of three newly relocated villages, the construction of classrooms at Mannari and a maternity clinic at Wurobapparu, were presented to appreciative members of the communities at commissioning ceremonies on 14 December.

While addressing participants at the commissioning of 2015 community development projects, AshakaCem`s Managing Director, Leonard Palka disclosed that “as a responsible corporate citizen, AshakaCem Plc views corporate social responsibility as a way of life and a continuous exercise that must be sustained to maintain an excellent relationship and promote goodwill within its host communities”.

Based on LafargeHolcim`s principle of sustainable social investment, AshakaCem`s community development efforts focus on health and safety, education, infrastructure and youth empowerment.