Sports Information of Thursday, 9 May 2019
The Coca Cola enterprise in Ghana has donated beverages and income truly worth thousands of Ghana cedis via the May perhaps 9 basis for families of victims of the Accra stadium Disaster.
The donations kind portion of actions to mark the 18th anniversary of the tragic stampede which occurred through a soccer match involving rivals Accra hearts of oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko on May 9 2001.
The tragic stampede claimed at the very least 127 life and left several football supporters hurt and their family members in despair.
The Might 9 2001 Accra stadium disaster stays the variety just one sports activities tragedy in Ghana’s historical past. A month before in the identical yr, on 11 April 2001, a similar sports activities tragedy took location at the Ellis Park Stadium, also registering as the worst sporting accident in South African background. It happened through a match amongst Kaizer Chiefsand Orlando Piratesand claimed 49 life.
Even even though the government of Ghana established up a catastrophe fund to support the family members of the victims of the stadium catastrophe, quite minor advantage has been derived by the families, in accordance to some of them.
Justice has also eluded the family members of the victims of the catastrophe for 18 several years as the commission set up by the Ghana government to look into the incident uncovered no a single culpable.
As chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the time of the Accra stadium disaster, Herbert Mensah has taken a own obligation above the many years in an effort to replace the despair of these families experiencing unnatural disasters with hope.
Bundled in the previous couple a long time in the May 9 remembered charity projects are surgical procedures for needy unwell young children at KATH, assist for gasoline explosion victims, assist for flood victims, bodily disabled people today and college fees for numerous other family members of the victims of the Accra stadium disaster.
Coca Cola Ghana has fully commited to supporting the May possibly 9 charity job championed by Herbert Mensah as part of their corporate social accountability to the men and women of Ghana, devoid of whom their firms will not prosper in the place.
Eric Affum Boamah, Assistant community affairs and communications supervisor presented the products and pledged future assistance for the Might 9 foundation charity tasks.
“We empathize with the lousy persons who have endured a single disaster or one more. starting off with the Might 9 catastrophe victims and spreading to all other individuals who need to have empathy. And we translate that empathy into concrete aid in conditions of money for fees, foods, clinical companies, household consumables.
“What I noticed and knowledgeable on May well 9 2001 in that stadium adjusted my life.
It has taught us the benefit of empathy. we never want to forget that day and we do not want a repeat of that tragic day in our history” Herbert Mensah advised newsmen at a presentation of items and hard cash to affected family members in Accra in Wednesday.
“And sponsors like Sunda International, GBfoods, Interplast, Coca Cola, share the benefit of empathy with the Could 9 foundation for all those who experienced that working day and all those who keep on to suffer from other disasters these as fuel explosion and flood victims. we respect their continued support in the many years long gone by and all those ahead”, he added.