ABL rewards best graduating Student in Food Process Engineering at UG

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com

Date: 12-03-2015 Time: 08:03:38:pm

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), a major indigenous player in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry in Ghana, has rewarded Ms. Mary Afenyie-Abekah with a cash prize of GHC 5,000 and a brand new laptop for emerging as the 2013/2014 academic year best graduating student of the Food Process Engineering Department of the University of Ghana.

The prize package is in fulfilment of ABL’s bilateral agreement initiated in 2007 with the Food Process Engineering Department of the University of Ghana to reward annual best graduating students with various cash packages and also offer internship opportunities in the company for engineering students.

The gesture is also geared towards fulfilling ABL’s Sustainable Development Goals dubbed ‘Prosper’, the fundamental principles guiding the operations of subsidiaries of SABMiller plc, a global player in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry.

The Technical Director of Accra Brewery Limited, Vincent Oliver, who presented the prize package to Ms. Mary Afenyie-Abekah, underscored the company’s role in supporting improvements in the human, social and economic fortunes of Ghana.

Mr. Oliver stated “as we operationalise the first phase of our multimillion dollar state-of-the-art expansion project, we hope to increase our capacity, intensify the use of local raw materials in our production, which we anticipate, will create additional jobs for students like Mary Afenyie-Abekah”.

The Corporate and Legal Affairs Director of ABL, Adjoba Kyiamah reiterated ABL’s resolve to support local communities in the area of health, education, enterprise development as well as sustainable use of natural resources such as water.

The award winner, Ms. Mary Afenyie-Abekah commended ABL for its consistent and unbending commitment to improving the intellectual capacities of students from the department through the annual reward package and internship opportunities.

ABL’s partnership with the Faculty of Engineering Sciences has created opportunities for many students of the department to be exposed to the theoretical and practical aspects of their field of study through first-hand practical knowledge and skills to prepare them adequately for the job market.

In the bid to consolidate the gains made over the years through its partnership with the Food Engineering Department of the University of Ghana, Accra Brewery Limited is also in similar partnerships with two additional tertiary institutions, the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa and the Takoradi Polytechnic all in the Western region.



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