Accra, May 9, GNA – Sunda International, a Chinese company operating in Ghana on Tuesday donated several household items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to bereaved families of the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster, which occurred on May 9, 2001.
The donation marked part of 16th-anniversary commemoration of the May 9, 2011, Accra stadium Disaster, which claimed 127 lives of Ghanaian soccer fans.
The items donated to the families included Kleesoft Dishwashing soap and washing powder, Kleesoft toilet rolls, FasKit insecticide killers, as well as an unspecified amount of cash.
According to Mr. Isaac Hu, the Managing director of Sunda International – Ghana, the donation forms part of the core values of the company to serve the common people where ever it operates including Ghana.
‘Our company’s core value is to provide better price-value products and services to the common people for them to have a better life. The families affected by the stadium disaster are part of the common people we serve.
We hope that our donation goes a long way to help them in the long term”.
Mr. Hu also praised what he called a ‘good business environment’ that prevails in Ghana for his company to operate its business.
‘The government of Ghana and the traditional leaders have provided a very peaceful and good business environment to develop our business.
‘The memory of the stadium disaster is important to continue to keep the peace, and we intend to move forward with Mr. Herbert Mensah in the future to support the families of these people and their memory”.
The ‘May 9 Remembered’ is an annual private initiative championed by businessman Herbert Mensah who was chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the time of the stadium disaster.
The initiative has been running since 2002 with the support of private sponsors to give continual material and emotional support to families of the victims of the biggest sporting tragedy in Ghana’s history.