The Director of Southey Contracting, an oil services company, Kofi Yalley is urging corporate institutions in the Western Region to help develop the region in all facets.
Mr. Yalley says it is in the collective interest of companies operating in the region to contribute towards developing their respective areas of operation so as to enhance a peaceful coexistence.
He said this in an interview with Skyy News at the sidelines of a presentation ceremony when the company presented a cheque to the Ahantaman youth Association to support the group to organize their Miss Ahanta beauty pageant, at the company’s base in Takoradi.
According to Kofi Yalley the support forms part of their Corporate Social Responsibility; to give out to communities as their way of helping develop them.
“It is part of corporate social responsibility, to give out to the communities; to help out in whichever way one can. Any token will go a long way to help, so I it’s not a matter of spending too much, but I mean, it’s our duty; oil companies, banking institutions, and all need to do our best to help the community.
“So if we have taken the lead in doing this, which I’m not sure we are the first to do so, others should join forces with us in order to make a greater impact,” he said
He said the company intends to do more in terms of helping the communities in their operational areas.
“I don’t think this is the only thing, we looking at other stuff. It’s Southey SA and YNP Ghana coming together forming a joint venture called Southey Contracting, and or main aim is to concentrate on the O&M both on the upstream and downstream.
“We will do more. We are looking at this JV as something that will help the whole community; as you can see we have employed some locals and it not only going to come in terms of employment. There will be other stuff. We have great goals, but of course, we can’t spill everything out,” he added.
Giving a brief about the company and what it does, Operations Manager of Southey Contracting, Mr. Pedro Ferreira stated that their support is a way of investing the community.
“It’s good to invest in a community and give something back. On our operations, we are supporting leading oil & gas companies at the moment, with fabric maintenance. It’s an ongoing project,” he said.
By: Samue Kojo Brace/Skyy Power FM/Takoradi