Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Groupe Nduom, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom turned 64 two months ago, but little did people know that the businessman cum politician is habouring some well meaning intentions that will bless the lives of thousands of Ghanaians. Just as he ought to have received 64 hearty cheers on his birthday, Dr. Nduom has donated 64,000 US Dollars to better the lives of some religious and educational bodies in Ghana!
Dr. Nduom made the heartwarming donation at a moderate ceremony held at his Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra. The event was attended by leaders of some catholic churches and educational institutions across the country.
The $64,000 was donated specifically to some catholic churches and schools which include; The Brothers of Holy Cross and St. Vincent College of Education from Yendi, who received the sums of GHs 100,000, and GHs 50,000 respectively. The latter was instructed to use the money donation to complete the school’s dining hall project.
Others include Assin Darmang’s St. Louis Catholic Church who received GHs 20,000 to complete a dormitory project for St. Theresa Vocational Institute, and Konongo Mampong Diocese who were given GHs 50,000 to complete their church cathedral. St. Edward’s Catholic Church –Jukwa, also received an undisclosed amount to tile the centenary Parish Hall.
Speaking at the occasion, Papa Nduom recounted his schooling days at St. Augustine College in the Central Region and how the catholic faith had greatly inspired his progress and success till this day. He also emphasized his strong belief in education as being an indispensable tool for development; adding that it is worth the investment.
Dr. Nduom’s donation comes as a huge surprise to many, especially while considering properties worth millions of dollars the businessman lost to the recent Coconut Grove Regency Hotel fire. It happened that on Saturday, the 22nd of April 2017, fire erupted from a section of the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel which housed the office of the Amansan Television (ATV), a subsidiary of Groupe Nduom.
Despite frantic struggles of the Ghana Fire Service to save the building, the fire spread to other GN offices in the same block with the ATV studio, including the GN Bank, Gold Coast Securities, and Business Television Africa offices, causing total damages. Click here to read all about the fire incident.
The businessman had disclosed that April was the toughest month for him, his family and business. This is indisputable considering the calamities that befell him that month. Recall that about two weeks before the Coconut Grove fire, a heavy storm hit the Nduom Sports Stadium, ripping off the roof and causing other serious damages to the facility.
But with this latest donation, Nduom who gave thanks to God despite his shock and heaviness of heart after the ugly incidents, has really proven to all that his trust is not in his riches, but in God.