It’s Christmas, Come And Let’s Make Merry – Mcdan Group Calls Out To The Underprivileged In La.

It’s Christmas, Come And Let’s Make Merry – Mcdan Group Calls Out To The Underprivileged In La.

Over 5,000 people – widows, children and the underprivileged at the La township in Accra and its environs were treated to food, drinks and gifts by the McDan Group during the 2017 Christmas season.

Five kilos of rice, kilos of beef, packets of bottled drinks and other items were given out to the deprived in La who turned up for the event.

The event which was meant for the disadvantaged groups later became a community banquet as the occasion drew scores of residents and their neighbours for merry making.

The excitement continued deep into the night and was characterized by street funfairs with everyone in attendance having something to eat, drink and to take home.

Although,  an overwhelming number of people turned up for the feast beyond the anticipation of the McDan group, a lot of food still remained and were taken unto the streets for sharing.

” The idea behind this feast is to show our gratitude and love to the good people of La. The concept was to make these orphans, widows and the aged happy and I believe we achieved that,” said Jonathan Marley, a senior executive at the McDan Group.

As part of the feast, mineral dispensers were mounted for patrons of the occasion to treat themselves to good drinks alongside kebabs. Children’s dancing competitions were held with the winners walking away with packets of bottled drinks and cash prizes.

The event was in appreciation of the traditional leaders and people of La for hosting the 2017 edition of the  Ga – Adangbe unity football tournament. Over eight township teams participated in the event with several thousands of spectators captivated.

Two thousand dollars cash reward was given to the La Youth Football Association for emerging overall winners of the 2017 Ga – Adangbe unity football tournament.

The McDan Group plans to broaden the scope of the football tournament by extending it it to other regions. The Volta and the Northern regions have been designated for the 2018 edition of the football competition.

According to Jonathan Marley, the company is planning to increase the eight slots for the participating teams to 16.

Meanwhile, the company has said that it will replicate the same gesture during this year’s Ramadan festivities.

La beats Tema to lift 2017 McDan Ga Adangme Unity Cup

La beats Tema to lift 2017 McDan Ga Adangme Unity Cup

A second-half goal from Hearts of Oak striker, Kwame Kizito was enough to power La Community to victory over Tema in the finals of the 2017 McDan Unity Cup on Sunday.

The lanky forward who has been linked to several clubs outside the country grabbed the winner to ensure that La’s dream of hosting and winning the competition became a reality.

The game which was witnessed by Former President J. J Rawlings, La Manstse Nii Kpobi Tetteh, Former Black Stars skipper Stephen Appiah and other distinguished personalities lived up to the pre-match billing as both teams displayed awe-inspiring soccer that will leave lasting memories on the minds of the massive crowd that converged at the La Community Park on Sunday.

La paraded a star-studded team led by Liberty Professionals skipper, Samuel Sarfo, Kotoko winger Ollenu Ashitey, Inter Allies’ Samuel Bekoe and Hearts of Oak midfielder Samudeen Ibrahim.

Tema, however, resisted the challenge and held their own until that moment of magic by Kwame Kizito.

The tournament which was played by the eight Ga states is aimed at fostering unity and peaceful coexistence among the states and also churn out talents for the various national teams.

La were given 2000 dollars and a giant trophy as winners whereas Tema got a cash prize of 1000 dollars for placing second.

There were also prize packages for the tournament’s best player, best goalkeeper, best defender and other individual awards

Source: Ghana Web

Youth Empowerment & Capacity Building

Youth Empowerment & Capacity Building

In 2013, McDan shipping donated $10,000 to Ghana Tennis Association (GTA) to help the association regain its affiliation from International Tennis Federation (ITF), after GTA was ban by ITF after accruing three years of unpaid affiliation fees with the international body.
McDan Open 2016

McDan Open 2016

McDan shipping has immensely contributed to reviving the tennis sports in Ghana, which was gradually deteriorating. The company has been a lead sponsor in a tennis tournament, named McDan Open that is held in Ghana yearly.