McDan Supports Physically Challenged Entrepreneur With Ghc 50,000

Executive Chairman of the McDan Group of companies, Dr Daniel McKorley has extended a helping hand to a physically challenged entrepreneur to augment his efforts.

This forms part of the Group’s continues pursuit of growing business innovation among young entrepreneurs across the country.

Dr McKorley made the gesture at Wa, the Upper West Regional capital where the McDan Entrepreneur Challenge was held over the weekend.

The McDan Group founder made a personal GH¢50,000 donation to the physically challenged entrepreneur whose business ideas could not pass the test of assessment.

According to him, even though it missed the mark, the idea showed great promise worthy of support.

Already in its 6th year, the innovative McDan entrepreneur challenge has led to the provision of significant seed funding for many startups and enabled the spawning of many others.

This year’s northern qualification event which was held at Wa, saw the participation of senior high school students and university students from across the northern regions and was very keenly contested.

The event was heavily attended by the chiefs and people of the north and other dignitaries from Accra.

McDan Foundation distributes GH¢1.2m worth of relief items to 3 communities

 

The McDan Group of Companies has extended its helping hand to victims of the devastating floods in the parts of the Volta Region.

Through their philanthropic arm, the McDan Foundation, the company donated essential supplies to three affected communities: Ada, Central Tongu, and North Tongu.

The Akosombo dam spillage in recent weeks resulted in severe flooding, leaving many families displaced and struggling to meet their basic needs.

A collaborative effort was needed to assist those affected, and McDan Group stepped forward to provide significant support.

The McDan Foundation’s donation comprised an assortment of essential items purchased specifically to meet the immediate needs of the flood victims.

Among the items were a wide range of drinks, clothes, mattresses, and several polytanks filled with portable water to meet the critical need for safe drinking water.

The relief efforts were spread across the three communities, ensuring that each locality would benefit from the donation.

The Group Chairman, Daniel McKorley, in a statement shared, “At McDan, we believe in giving back to communities. We are committed to supporting those affected by natural disasters and working towards their rehabilitation. Our hearts go out to the flood victims in Ada, Central Tongu, and North Tongu, and we hope that our contribution will provide some relief and assist in their recovery.”

“The McDan Foundation’s donation not only provided immediate relief but also highlighted the importance of corporate social responsibility during times of crisis. Their generosity serves as an inspiration for other individuals and organizations to join hands and support the affected communities in their journey towards recovery.”

Residents of the flood-affected areas expressed their gratitude for the timely and much-needed support.

 

 

Source: JoyOnline

McDan donates 500 bags of Dzata Cement, cash for Sunyani Zongo Mosque project

 

The Group Chairman of McDan Group and McDan   Foundation, Dr. Daniel McKorley has donated Five Hundred (500) bags of Dzata cement to Muslims in Sunyani.

The donation is to help them complete their ultra-modern mosque under construction.

Daniel McKorley also assisted the Muslims with a cash donation.

Dr. McKorley said the Mosque is one of the biggest mosques in the Sunyani Munucipality where most of the Muslims worship, one of many reasons for his donation.

“We saw the project when we came here and thought it wise to help speed up the process to a successful end,” he said.

He further thanked the Almighty Allah for protecting him and his family and prayed for good health and prosperity in the years ahead.

Naa Alhaji Sulemana Yusif Gangu, the Dagomba chief of Sunyani who received the items thanked the Chairman of McDan  Group for the gesture.

He said, he was taken aback by the act of generosity displaced by the McDan  and thanked him for his kindness and prayed that Allah would help him throughout life.

He said the expansion of the mosque has been supported by many individuals which include government workers, private workers and philanthropists.

He said he admires McDan’s ’s love for all persons irrespective of their religious or political background and renders untainted service to help bring growth into the country.

He thanked McDan  on behalf of the entire Muslim community and prayed for him.

 

Source: GhanaWeb

Decades of water problems at Ayalolo schools solved by McDan’s intervention

 

The students, teachers and other workers at the Ayalolo Cluster of Schools in Accra can now strike the continuous challenge of water they have encountered off their list of To-Dos because a permanent solution has been brought to them.

This is after the Chief Executive Officer of the  McDan  Group, Dr. Daniel McKorley, brought a permanent solution to their water plight by installing a water tank on the school premises for them.

Gathering with some authorities from the schools, plus others from the Ghana Water Company Limited in the area, the students were allowed access to the new source of water, while some authorities heaped praise on the McDan  boss for the kind gesture.

Nii Atsire Agbo, who spoke on behalf of the McDan  boss, told the children that education is as important as having good, reliable drinking water.

“Education is the redemption you need to move from what you didn’t know to the point where you can say that you now know. Education is your life, so guide it well. And to get educated without water, and since you know water is life.

“It is for this reason that we reached out to  McDan  about the challenges we were facing with water here, and so we spoke with McDan , and he came to our aid,” he said in Ga.

Making the presentation, he also told the gathering that Dr. Daniel McKorley, being aware that the school would also need to pay some water bills going forward, had sent them an amount of GH¢3000 to help.

The teachers and the students expressed their thanks to the businessman.

 

Source: GhanaWeb

McDan to pay medical bills of Ghana’s tallest man

Ghanaian business magnate and founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of the McDan Group of Companies, Dr. Daniel McKorley, has made known his intentions to pay the medical bills of Sulemana Abdul-Samed, the tallest man in Ghana.

Sulemana Abdul Samed, also known as Awuche, is the tallest man in Ghana. He was born in 1994 in the Northern Region of Ghana.

Samed was diagnosed with a rare endocrine disorder called acromegaly, which is caused by an excess of growth hormone in the body.

Aside from struggling with finances, he is also battling with his health.

Recently, Awuche and his family appealed to the public to assist him get medical support.

In a latest development, the McDan CEO said his wife and children encouraged him to pay the entire cost of Awuche’s medical treatment and to ensure that he was going to live a longer, healthier and a happier life when he invited the young man to his home.

He urged parents to step out with their children and offer a helping hand to the community as he always does with his children.

Below is a text by the CEO:

For me, being a parent is priceless. I understand that my kids are going to have certain privileges that I didn’t have, so, I need to teach them values like hard work and respect, and instill in them the desire to help and serve others.

More than anything I could hand to them, I want to teach them about benevolence and charity.

If I raise them to practice the importance of sharing what they have, something I believe will carry them through life, I’ll be a proud father.

This is why I was privileged to invite Sulemana Abdul-Samed [Awuche], the tallest man in Ghana, into my home to meet my family and see how we could help him with his chronic ulcer and excess growth hormone issues.

My wife and kids consistently whispered into my ears to pay the entire cost of Awuche’s medical treatment and to ensure that he was going to live a longer, healthier, and happier life. As I have always known, I’m lucky to have a big, supportive family that is compassionate towards other people. That truly warms my heart.

If you’re a parent, step out with your child and offer a helping hand to the community.

Because, trust me, one of the most satisfying and productive things you can pass on to them is the importance of sharing what they have with others.

 

Source: Ghana Web

McDan Acquires Cargo Planes, Sea Trade Vessels To Support AfCFTA As Trade Commences

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McDan Group, Daniel McKoley has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Secretary General of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Secretariat, H.E. Wamkele Mene, to signify the beginning of a partnership which will facilitate trade among African Countries.

The Agreement which was signed during the launch of the AfCFTA Guided Trade Initiative which was also the celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the AfCFTA Agreement on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the McDan Private Jet Terminal in Accra, will grant McDan Shipping the opportunity to load and transport goods across AfCFTA member countries.

In the light of this, the McDan Aviation has acquired cargo planes and sea trade vessels to support the AfCFTA.

The Minister for Trades and Industry, Hon. Allan Kyerementeng lauded the efforts of Dr. Daniel McKorley and indicated that the initiative that McDan has taken would go a long way to help the success of AfCFTA.

Hon. Allan Kyerementeng encouraged Africans to celebrate McDan Group and charged other African businessmen to follow suit.

The Minister mentioned that the event signifies that AfCFTA is not only on paper but in action and averred that the launch of the initiative signifies that governments of Africa are giving way to the private sector to make it a reality in terms of implementation and institutions in Africa are up to the task.

Delivering his Speech, Secretary General of AfCFTA H.E. Wamkele Mene mentioned that in 15 years, AfCFTA would succeed in lifting many Africans out of poverty and hence, he encouraged Africans to support small businesses.

Most of the stakeholders thanked Dr McKorley for stepping up and thinking about a way to support AfCFTA. They emphasized on how AfCFTAhonoured and made a reality the vision of those who liberate Africa.

Trades Under AfCFTA

On the 1st of January, the AfCFTA Secretariat formally started trading under the AfCFTA agreement.

Since then, the Secretariat and State Parties have been working to put in place structures, procedures, processes, protocols, and documentations needed to enable the commencement of commercially viable trade amongst State Parties.

The Secretariat in collaboration with the National AfCFTA Coordination Office under the Ministry of Trade and Industry launched the AfCFTA Guided Trade Initiative which symbolise the commencement of commercially meaningful trade on a pilot basis between Ghana, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Tunisia.

These countries were selected to represent the five African Union regions, including Western, Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Africa respectively.

The Guided Trade Initiative aims to test the readiness of participating state parties under the AfCFTA, demonstrate that the AfCFTA trading documentations are operational and viable, and confirm that the Customs and Revenue Authorities of the participating countries under the AfCFTA agreement are ready to process imports and exports.

Under the Guided Trade Initiative, Keda Ceramics of Ghana will export ceramic tiles to Cameroon.

Benso Oil Palm Plantation is also slated to export palm kernel oil to Kenya and Ghana will also receive approved goods from participating State Parties.

The Guided Trade Initiative is a very significant step towards realising the African dream of boosting trade with each other and developing closer economic ties among State Parties.

Following the official launch of the commercially meaningful trade, the National AfCFTA Coordination Office in collaboration with other Ghanaian agencies will be undertaking market expeditions to lead Ghanaian businesses to explore selected African markets to trade under AfCFTA.

source : NEWSGHANA