Submition grant proposal to vodafon Foundation by HC121001073550

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									                               Contact Information

                           Tim Africa Aid Ghana (TAAG)

                            P.O Box 137, Tepa-Ashanti

             Email: taag2001@yahoo.com or ikakpepeibe@yahoo.com

                         Tel. 233-277858505/0322047080



                                  Contact Person

                   Isaac Kwabena Kakpeibe (Executive Director)



                                   Project Title

Grasscutter production as a strategy to promote the livelihood of 50 Disable Persons

                                      District

                             Ahafo-Ano North District

                                     Sponsor

                        Vodafone Ghana Foundation
                               Vodafone Ghana
                                  PMB 221
                                Accra – North
                     Email: foundation.gh@vodafone.com



                                      Period

                                    18 months




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Content                                                  Page

General Information                                       3

Description of organization                               3

Activities                                                3

Objectives                                                3

Mission                                                   4

Vision                                                    4

Contact Information                                       4

Estimated Number                                          4

Prospects of Community Participant                        4

Executive Summary                                         5

Problem Statement                                         5-6

Project Objective                                         6

Project Implementation and Management Plan                7-8

Monitoring and Evaluation                                  8

Documentation and sharing results                         9

Project Budget                                            9-10

Additional Information                                    11

Appendixes

Personnel, Roles and Responsibilities of Project Staff

Audit Report

NGO Certificates




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GENERAL INFORMATION

   1. Name: Tim Africa Aid Ghana (TAAG)


       Description of Organization:
       Tim Africa Aid Ghana is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based at Tepa
       in the Ahafo-Ano North District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It was
       establishment in 1998 as an anti-poverty program by generous patronage of Tim
       B****, a UK citizen who was interested in the welfare of people of Africa
       especially those living in south of the sub-Sahara. The organization was
       recognized by the government as an NGO on 19th July 2001 and registered with
       the Registrar General Department and Department of Social Welfare with the
       Registration number: 8258 and DSW 1542 respectively
Activities
Tim Africa Aid Ghana (TAAG) main activities are Health and Social issues.
Health issues are:
    Preventing and controlling of HIV/AIDS
    Malaria,
    TB
    Water and Sanitation.

Social Issues are
    Child Sponsorship for Orphans/Vulnerable
    Child Labour programme
    Income Generating for the Vulnerable
    Food Relief
      Extension Education in Cocoa Agronomy to farmers
      Business Training farmers

    Objectives

       TAAG’s aim is to work in the interest of the
          Vulnerable
             Women and children living in poverty particularly those living in the hard to
              reach areas by ensuring environment for all.
             To reduce the rate of infection of HIV among the Youth.
             And to provide portable/clean water to the needy communities.




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Mission
Tim Africa Aid Ghana (TAAG) strives to empower the marginalized and the
disadvantaged people by helping them realize and achieve their full potentials by
supporting them financially.
Vision
    To reduce poverty through education.
    Preventing and controlling of HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB etc.
    Providing care and support to Orphans/Vulnerable.
    Seeing to the right of vulnerable people.
    To provide education and clean water to the needy communities.


2. Project Title: Grasscutter production as a strategy to promote the livelihood of
Disable Persons in Ahafo-Ano North District of Ashanti Region of Ghana


3. Project Location: Ahafo-Ano North District


4. Contact Person: Isaac Kwabena Kakpeibe


5. Contact Information:
 Physical Address: Zongo Main Street-Tepa (House No. TZ14)
 Postal Address: P.O Box 137, Tepa-Ashanti
 Phone Number: 233-277858505
 Email Address: taag2001@yahoo.com


6. Estimated No. It is estimate that 50 disable male and female in the District
will benefit directory and more than 250 persons indirectly from the project.


7. Prospects of Community Participation: The community will benefit directly
through getting quality grasscutters meat as a delicacy. It will create market for
the society at large.


8. Project Timeline: The project will take approximately 18months


9. Amount Requested: GHC17,806.00




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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A lot of disable persons have been in the district begging for arms. To take this people
off the street same sort of occupation need to be given then to provide them with their
basic needs. Grasscutter production is one of such activities which when well looked at
will help these people.

The project will be based in Ahafo-Ano North District of Ashanti which will involve 50
disable people directly and 250 indirectly through processing and marketing.

The main objective of the project will be improving the livelihood of 50 disable in
Ahafo-Ano North District.

Our organization is soliciting for an amount of GHC17806.00 Seventeen Thousand
Eight Hundred and Six Ghana Cedis to training, provide structure and live animals for
the farmers for a start. The project will take 18 months of which every beneficiary will
provide 3 animals in kind for other identify disable in the district.

 Methodolog includes problem statement, objectives, and action plan monitoring and
evaluation process. We will be grateful to VODAFON POWER TO YOU for their
assistance.

PROBLEM STATEMENT:
Grasscutters have being one of the major delicacies in Ghana as far as bush meat is
concerned. It is known of its low fat content as well as it prolific nature as far as
production is concerned. Feed for these animals are in abundance in this district. A little
amount of supplementary feeding is required to rear these animals. Grasscutter hunting
has been blamed for a number of bushfires with its attendant negative environmental
impact. The increasing use of chemical poisons in the trapping of the animals was
beginning to attract attention as a public health issue.

Major research finding had shown that smallholder grasscutter farming could provide
some solutions to the intractable issue of poverty in the country. Several authorities has
proposed that backyard animals husbandry using micro-livestock such as grasscutter
could provide an important source of job opportunities, particularly for landless disable
men and women and their children who cannot farm extensively as their able
counterparts in the district.

Society are such that any disable person producing mushroom, or certain consumable
as unwholesome, however grasscutter passes through several processing which the


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actual producer is not known hence we choosing this project for 50 disable men,
women and their household in the district.

It is envisaged that this project will halt the persistent bushfires, help stop health related
diseases in connection with grasscutter consumption and better the living conditions of
the beneficiary members and their farm households.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:
Contribute to improvising the livelihood of 50 disable persons in Ahafo-Ano North
District. Activities and interventions to achieve the objectives:

   1. Identification and training of 50 disable men and women.
   2. Construction of potable, low cost grasscutter housing for 50 disable men and
      women.
   3. Purchase of 3 animals each to all beneficiaries ie 2 females and 1male to each
      disable for the start.
   4. Quarterly technical review meetings to the beneficiaries disable persons.
   5. Monitory and Evaluation of programme activities.
   6. Writing speculation of reports.
   7. Dissemination of reports through print, electronic and other mass communication.

By identifying and training the 50 disable person our conviction is that it will put them out
of the street and this will increase their moral and serve an example for others to
emulate. Training of these disable and providing them some seed capital in the form of
grasscutter structure and life animals their living conditions will be enhanced and this
will have direct effect on the beneficiaries and the nation at large. As it will be solving
the health needs of those who eat poisons animals. It is also going to help them form
groups and contribute to improving their livelihood and reduce poverty in society. The
project will take 18 months.

The project will use these group as a role models where other disable will be invited to
see what their colleague are doing and this will also help the project to project the image
of the sponsor VODAFON as all corresponding and structures will be BOLDLY BRAND
VODAFON




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         PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN

No   Target          Activity            Resource         Time       Responsibility     Mean of
                                                          Frame                         Verification

1    Formation of -Set objectives        Books            Oct- Nov   -Project members   List of members
     disable                                              2011
                   -Organize meeting     Pens                        -Change agent      Records
     groups in the
     district       -Election of         Committe                                       Meetings
                   executive             es

                     -Set by- laws       Dues

                     -Open bank
                     Accounts

2    Training of     Organize training   -Training        Dec 2011   -Project manager   Training list of
     beneficiaries   in grasscutter      material                                       members
                                                                     -Resource person
     group           rearing
                                         -Resource                                      4day training
                                         person                                         organized

                                         -Breakfast                                     Photograph of
                                                                                        group members
                                         -Lunch

                                         -TxT

3    -Construct      Resource person     -Timber          Jan -Mar   -Project Team      50 prototype
     50 prototype    takes participant                    2012                          structure in place
                                         -Wire                       -Carpenter
                     through the
     Grasscutters                        mesh
                     construction
     house for
                     process             -Roofing
     beneficiaries
                                         sheets

                                         -Nails

4    Beneficiaries   Purchase animals    Male and         March      Project            Each disable
     in              to beneficiaries    female           2012                          having 3 animals
                                                                     coordinator
     grasscutters                        grass
     rearing                             cutters

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5   Conduct       Arrange and            Vehicle        Apr- Oct     Project team         18 monitoring
    monitoring    resource Team                         2013                              reports as
                                         Funds                       Donors
                  Player to undertake                                                     project in place
                  monitoring             Per dem

6   Technical     Organize quarterly      Venue         Jun-July     Project team         4 quarterly
    review        review meeting                        Dec 2012                          reports in place
                                         Review                      stakeholders
    meeting
                                         material

7   Conduct        To conduct            Vehicle        Dec 2012     Project team         2 evaluation
    Evaluation    evaluation of                                                           report in place
                                         Funds          Sep 2013     Donors
                  project
                                         Per dem




       PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION:

       Our monitoring will be a continuous process of collecting and analyzing project
       information to assist timely decision-making, ensuring accountability and. It will consist
       of a standard set of activities as provide in the text. It will provide management and key
       stakeholders with an indication of progress and achievement of objectives, measured
       against set indicators and expected results. Our evaluation will be as objective as
       possible of planned, ongoing or complete project. It will aim at ensuring specific
       management questions, to judge the overall value if the project and to provide lessons
       learned to improve future actions, planning and decision making. It will also seek to
       determine the accessibility, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, sustainability relevance,
       usability and utility of the project set objectives.




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DOCUMENTATION AND SHARING RESULTS:
The organization will organize quarterly meeting with stakeholders to shape prospects
of the project. Electronic, print, release of leaflets and the local FM will be use to
disseminate the success of the project to those in the district and Ghana at large.

During policy fair and district farmers day photo exhibition will be use to highlight our
experience and successes to the teaming masses who attend the formers day.

PROJECT BUDGET:

The total cost of the project is estimated to be Seventeen Thousand Eight Hundred and
Six Ghana cedis (17,806.00)

No    Item                          Resource/Quantity         Unity cost GHC Total

1     Stakeholders meetings         Snack/TxT for             10.00             200.00
                                    20persons

      Sub Total                                                                 200.00

2     Materials for construction
      of grasscutter pen:

      -Timber
                                    4’x4’,2’x3’, 2;x2;        60x50             3000.00
                                    timber boards

                                    1’x12’ odum board for
                                    50 pens

      -Wire mush
                                                              50x50             2500.00
                                    2x2 mesh 50bundles
                                                              5x50              250.00
                                    3inch-50boxes
      Nails
                                                              5x50              250.00
                                    4inch-50boxes
                                                              110x50            5500.00
                                    6 single per farmer for
      Roofing sheets
                                    50 farmers

                                    5 man day/farmer
      Workmanship                   per man day
                                                              5x5x50            1250.00

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    Sub total                                                  12,750.00



3   Training of beneficiaries
    groups

           Hiring of venue
                                 4days@50 per day      4x50    200.00

           Training materials   Pen, Flip chart etc   -       200.00



           Research person      1 for 4 days          50x4    200.00



           Breakfast, Lunch     50persons             10x50   500.00



           TxT                  50persons             5x50    250.00

    Sub Total                                                  1,350.00

4   Quarterly review
    meetings

           TxT and snack
                                 50person@ 10 per      10x60   600.00
                                 person

           Report writing       Reports
                                                       25x12   300.00
                                 4 person
           Monitoring                              4x20x12    960,00
                                 @20/personx12month

5   Evaluation

    Dissemination

    Print

    Electronic                   2time                 250x2   500.00



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      Local FM                                                300                300.00

      Adding %5 contingency                                                      846.00



      Ground Total                                                               17,806.00



Total Budget: 200+12750+1350+2660= 16,960.00

Adding 5% contingency: 846

Total Project Budget Cost: GHC17,806.00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 This is not the first time our organization is seeking help for the vulnerable, we have
partnered other organization like Care International, IITA/STCP, Ahafo-Ano North
District Assembly, ProMPT Ghana, and GSMF International and Ghana AIDS
commission. We have helped Disable with food relief programme, support
Orphans/Vulnerable Children with health Insurance, educational supplies.

We used our resource to carry most of the activities and hence much of the amount
solicited will go directly to provide the necessary amenities to the disable to improve
their living standard in the district. We have the capacity to deliver if our proposal is
considered and we also pledge to uphold the good name of VODAFON




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Personnel, Roles and Responsibilities of TAAG

CV OF THE PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

 Name:                Isaac Kwabena Kakpeibe

 Date of Birth:      30 July 1974

 Place of birth:     Tepa, Ashanti, Ghana

 Religion:           Christian

 Married status:     Married

 Nationality:        Ghanaian

 Languages Spoken: English, Twi, and Bassari

 Address:            P. O. Box 137, Tepa, Ashanti, Ghana, West Africa

 E-mail:             ikakpepeibe@yahoo.com/taag2001@yahoo.com

 Telephone Number: 233-277-858505

 Profession:         Social Worker

Employment History

    Executive Director, Tim Africa Aid Ghana (2000 - Present)
    Dispensary in Mary Ghansah Clinic (1998 - 2000)
    HIV/AIDS/TB Activist (2003 - 2007)
    District Coordinator; Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (2006)
Education

     Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship ( online) UK
     Polytechnic Diploma in Business management (DBM), Bechem
     New Bridge University, Proposal Development and Managerial Skill (2004), Kumasi
     Bimbilla Senior Secondary School (1991-1993)
     Tatale L/A Junior Secondary School (1987-1990)
Key qualifications

      Red Cross Society (1998-2000)
      Certificate of Participation: Peer Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health Educators
       Training (2003)

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      Public Health Educator 2003 till day
      Proposal Development and Managerial Skills (2004)
      Knowledge in Computer under the following programmes (2006) MS Word, MS
       Publisher, MS Excel
    Capacity Building on Participatory Learn Action (PLA) with Care international 2008
    Capacity Building on Participatory Learn Action on farmer field school (PLA) with
       Participatory Development Associate 2009
    Supervisor for polio immunization in Ahafo-Ano North District 2009
    Project co-coordinator for HIV/AIDS Project from 2002-2010
    Project co-coordinator for Mobilize Against Malaria (MAM) project 2009-2010
    District member of Child Labour Committee and Field Staff Ahafo-Ano North
   District2010-2011
Hobbies

    Watching football, watch movies and boxing
References

  1. Mrs. Elizabeth Danso: District Director of Health Tepa/Ashanti (0233-244025924)

  2. Mr. Ben Owusu Afriyie: HIV/AIDS District Focal person (0233-244754947)

CV OF THE PROJECT MEMBER Kusi Kwame Ernest

 Name:              Kusi Kwame Ernest

 Date of Birth:     19th August 1964

 Place of birth:    Kumasi

 Religion:          Christian

 Married status:    Married

Nationality:        Ghanaian

 Languages Spoken: English and Twi

Address:            P. O. Box 6, Tepa, Ashanti, Ghana,

Email Address:      kusikwameernest@yahoo.com

Telephone Number: 233-244085580

Task:               Programme manager

Education Background


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Institution                       Duration (from-To)       Certificate obtained

KNUST                            1998- to date             BSc. Agriculture

KNUST                             1996-1998                Diploma in Agric. Extension

Kwadaso Agric College            1998-1991                 Certificate in General Agriculture

Employment Data

Institution                       Duration (from-To)       Post & responsibilities Held

MoFA                                  2008                     Project Manager

Tim Africa Aid Ghana

   1. Technical Officer              1991-date                   Extension Activities
   2. Development officer            2001-to date                   District Development
         MIS Officer                                                Supervising AEAS
         MIS officer collating and writing reports for the district
   3. Desk officer
      a. ADRA project                 2001-2002           Helped in Amenity
                                                          Planting trees for 6 communities
   4. District Extension officer    2008 – to date Educating farmer on extension
      methodology and back steeping other staff
   5. CARE project               2002-2004 Collaborate with CARE Int. to access loans for
      communities in collaboration with the Dept. of Cooperative to educate farmers on
      group formation and conflict resolution
   6. Cocoa Hi-Tech          2004-2004 screen farmer to obtain fertilizer for the cocoa farmer

SKILL ACQUIRED

Computer Literate

 Writing of proposals

Ability to work under pressure

Ability to work in a group in a –Good team leader

Good inter personal communication skills



HOBBIES


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Football and Reading

Referees

   1. Dr. S.C Fialo (Lecture). Dept of Agric. Econ& Agric- Business KNUST-Kumasi
   2. Mr. Mahamma Sheibu, District Director of Agric, P.O Box 6 Ahafo-Ano North-Tepa

OF THE PROJECT MEMBER George Kofi Busia

 Name:                 George Kofi Busia

Date of Birth:         7th March 1957

 Place of birth:       Nkranza B/A, Ghana

 Religion:             Christian

 Married status:       Married

Nationality:           Ghanaian

 Languages Spoken: English, Twi, and Bono

Address:              P. O. Box 157, Tepa, Ashanti, Ghana,

 Telephone Number: 233-243308977

 Profession:            Public Accountant / Auditor /Accountant / Programme Manager

Employment History

              Public Accountant/auditor (1986-To date)
              Programme Manager (2008)
Education

              Akusan Business College Mampong (1974-1979)
              College of Professional Management UK Distance Programme ( 1998 – 1999)
              L/A Middle School Franti (1964 – 1973)
              R/C Primary School Franti (1963 – 1969)
              Capacity Building on Participatory Learn Action in community development with
               Care International 2008
 Key qualifications

                  R.S.A Stage 3 (1978-1979)
                  Diploma in Business Management (1998-1999)
                  Certificate in Cooperate Governance (2006-2007)
Experience

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                 Member of Institute of Directors Ghana
                 Vice Chairperson – NKranza Kwabre Rural Bank
                 Mediate Pass Chairperson Ahafo -Ano North Mutual Health Insurance Scheme
References

          1.     Mr. Stephen DapaahDistrict Director Ghana Audit Service 0243136983
 2.      Esther SapaaGhana Education Service Tepa 0242315991


CV OF THE PROJECT MEMBER Abdul Fatao

Name:                        Abdul Fatao

Date of birth:               10th December 1984

Place of birth:              Tepa –Ashanti

Sex:                         Male

Marital status:              Single

Hometown:                    Tepa – ashanti

Nationality:                 Ghanaian

Languages spoken:            English, Akan, & Bosanga

Contact number:              0272860353

Email:                       fatawo82@yahoo.com

Work experience

Year                  Name of Organization                     Title

2006-present                 Tim Africa Aid Ghana              Project Manager Youth
                                                               Project HIV Educator,
                                                               Motivator, and Activist
Educational background

Year                  Institution                              Qualification

2003-2004             ICT Training centre                              Certificate

2000-2002             Tepa Senior Secondary School                     SSSCE

1996-1999             Tepa Experimental JSS ‘A’                        BECE

1990-1996             Tepa Presby school

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Courses Taken

Information technology, communication training, malaria education, cocoa business
training, research methods, and others certificate of participation: peer training in sexual
and reproductive health educators training by PPAG Ghana

Personal Attributes

I am innovative, dynamic and hardworking, capable of working under pressure and with
little supervision love working with youth to educate them about malaria, sexual and
reproductive health as well as sexual transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Helping the
youth to address the issues of peer pressure, HIV/AIDS related issues at their level and
beyond.

Hobbies

Reading, Research, and Sports

References

1. Mr. Donkor Bergina                      2. Mr. Isaac k. Kakpeibe

  Headmaster                                Tim Africa Aid Ghana

  Tepa Secondary School                     P. O. Box 137

  P. O. Box 120                             Tepa – Ashanti

  Tepa – Ashanti                           Mobile: 0277858505




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                        TIM AFRICA AID GHANA TEPA
               INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR
                         ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2010

                                  Note     2010        2009
                                           GH¢         GH¢
Income                            1        12,000.00   30,000.00
General& Administration           2        10,000.00   30,000.00
Excess of Income                  3         2,000.00   ---

Note 4
                     ACCUMULATED FUND FOR THE YEAR
                         ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2010

                                           2010        2009
                                           GH¢         GH¢
Balance at 1/10                            3,797.00    3,797.00
Poor year adjustment                       ---         ---
Balance as restated                        3,797.00    3,797.00
Excess                                     2,000.00    _-______
Balance at 31 December                     5,797.00     3,797.00

Note 5

CASH AND BANK BALANCE

                                           2010        2009
                                           GH¢         GH¢
Cash on hand                               _-_____     _-_____
Cash at bank                               2,000.00    _-_____




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                      TIM AFRICA AID GHANA TEPA
            NOTES TO THE FINANCAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR
                       ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2010
Note 1
Income                                              2010           2009
                                                    GH¢            GH¢
Ghana Aids Commission (MSHARP)                      4,000.00      4,000.00
District Assembly                                   ---           2,000.00
Partnerships with EPAG                              2,000.00     2, 4000.00
Ghana Social Marketing Foundation International     4,500.00     ---
Participatory Development Associate                 1,500.00     _-_______
                                                   12,000.00     30,000.00
Note 2
EXPENDITURE
Office Rent                                            104.00        300.00
Training/Campaign                                      661.00      4,000.00
Uniforms                                               968.50      1,820.00
Health Insurance/Renewals                              150.00        300.00
Sensations                                             540.00        550.00
Stationary                                             182.50        428.00
Maintenance of Orphans                                  ---        3,485.00
Travelling & Transport                                 418.00        899.00
Printing & Publication                                   26.50       -
Educational Support-Needy                               ---       1,900.00
Financial charge                                         93.00      100.00
Utilities                                              410.00       580.00
Maintenance-Office Building                         1,330.00       1000.00
Maintenance of furniture & fittings                    703.00      1200.00
Maintenance of motorbikes/Running cost              2,007.40       3500.00
Audit fee                                              200.00       500.00
Staff Allowance                                     1,990.00        388.00
CBV Allowance                                       1,100.00      2,500.00
Internet                                               141.00       600.00
Building Material                                   ---           1,050.00
Food Stuffs                                          930.10       1,750.00
                                                  10,000.00      30,000.00
Note 3
Excess of income and expenditure                    2,000.00      _-_____

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                       TIM AFRICA AID GHANA TEPA
             NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR
                        ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2010


PROPERTY, PLANT, LAND AND EQUIPMENT

Cost                  31/12/2008        Additional   31/12/2010
                      GH¢               GH¢                GH¢
Computer              800.00                  ---          800.00
Laptop                700.00                  ---          700.00
Printer               360.00                  ---          360.00
Digital Camera        480.00                  ---          400.00
Furniture              87.00                  ---           87.00
Motorbike (2)       1,250.00            1,500.00         2,750.00
Lease hold land       200.00            6,500.00         6,700.00
                    3,797.00            8,000.00       11,797.00




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completing your proposal in the above format submit it to:
The Secretary
Vodafone Ghana Foundation
Vodafone Ghana
PMB 221
Accra – North
Email: foundation.gh@vodafone.com




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