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

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

McDan Peace Soccer Match

La Kakramadu will face La Court in the crucial final, and it will be an action packed final judging from previous games that have seen real competition and fairplay in football.

So far, it had been an exciting tournament invented by one Mr. Adjetey Adjei aka Dormon.

All the eight participating teams received an appearance fee of hundred and fifty cedis, jerseys and balls. The winning team will take home $1,000, a giant trophy plus medals with the runners up going home with $500 plus medals, while the player who scores most goals (Goal King) as well as displays and excites the fans (Best Player) will take five hundred cedis each.

Some of the teams that participated are La Aviation Stars, La Court Stars, Salem Stars, La Kakramadu XI, Gormli Stars, Osu XI, Teshie XI and Nungua XI.

Dr. Daniel McKorley, CEO of McDan Group of Companies, a sports enthusiast, philanthropist and peace lover who believes in peace is sponsoring the tournament which has been attracting big crowd everyday there is a game.

He has urged Ghanaians to practice and preach peace so that people will understand each other and not fight or insult during the elections. “We cannot kill ourselves just because of elections” he expressed.

Dr. Mackorley advised people to vote early, but leave the polling station and go and do something profitable, when it is time for the results, they can go and listen and live in peace again.

He said sports is a tool for development, so he decided to support the organization of the Peace Match to entertain and educate people of La Dade Kotopon.

The two semifinals saw the attendance of Parliamentary Candidates of the NDC Hon. Nii Amasa Namoale and Vincent Sowah Odotei of the NPP.

The two strong contenders for the La Dade Kotopon seat in Parliament have been invited to grace the grand finale.

Players of La Court and La Kakramadu want to impress their fans, so there is much at stake, like bragging rights and the tag of best team and best player.

So far, Ben Asare, goalkeeper of La Court has pulled some dramatic saves in the penalty shootout and has won the hearts of many spectators.

Adjetey Adjei aka Dormon congratulated the fans and supporters for their discipline and urged the finalists to put up a good show as they may earn call ups to bigger clubs as reports reaching yours truly indicate that some scouts have been monitoring the matches.


McDan Shipping Company builds Moot Court for GIMPA Law School

MacDan Shipping Company Limited, providers of logistics support to all who require shipping services, has established a $450,000 Moot Court for the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Faculty of Law.

The facility, which is the first in Ghana and in the West African sub-region, was completed within a six-month period.

It is intended to be used by the law students to have practical experience in arguing cases while in school.

A moot court is a mock court when law students argue imaginary cases for practice. Students also argue hypothetical cases which are mostly based on actual cases with some modifications as part of their training programme.

Honour and citation

The facility has been named after the Chief Executive Officer of the MacDan Group of Companies, Dr Daniel McKorley, who is also a former student of the school.

In addition to that, the GIMPA Faculty of Law also honoured him and the Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood with special citations in recognition of their contributions to the development of the Law Faculty in particular and Ghana in general.

Dr McKorley’s, citation read in part, “…your quest for partnership has seen you support worthy causes that nurture sectional and national aspirations towards the grand goal. Your devotion and belief in the goals of the Faculty of Law and the larger GIMPA are the reasons for your endowment of the first-ever Moot Court in Ghana, a feat that only further testifies to your enduring legacy and standing.”

“Having distinguished yourself in business, you have shown yourself truly committed to the national cause. Your promotion of many goals and values today sees you at the frontiers of the march towards maintaining and improving on GIMPA’s value of excellence and institutional actualisation,…congratulations,” it said.

Will continue to support 

In an interview with the Daily Graphic, Dr McKorley  said the decision to put up the facility was as a result of the increasing number of people practising law in the country.

He said with such an encouraging figure, there was the need for students to have a real feel of a court setting while in school so that they could become better professionals in the future.

Additionally, he said the moot court was a necessary feature in any law institution just like other academic disciplines to enable the student to practice alongside their theory.

“This will provide students an opportunity to gain courtroom experience, which will enable them to build their presentation, argumentation and communication skills”, he said.

He expressed the hope that the establishment of the facility would promote legal education and improve the judiciary and legal systems in Ghana.

He also conveyed his willingness to continue to support the institution to attain the best in academic standards.

Mrs Wood and the Rector of GIMPA, Professor Franklyn Manu, commended Dr McKorley for his generosity and believed that the moot court would facilitate the study of the law.



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 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.