Daasgift Quality Foundation

The mission of Daasgift Quality Foundation is to maintain a proactive organization on a sustainable basis for the provision of financial and non-financial service to the rural and urban poor towards poverty reduction and wealth creation.
Feb 16, 2011

Work Plan

WORKPLAN FOR REPAIR OF MILLING MACHINE AND CONSTRUCTION OF WELL FOR AHINKOFI PALM KERNEL OIL ASSOCIATION

 

14th to 18th February, 2011: Completion of electrical works

15th to ---------- February, 2011: Drilling of well

21st to 25th February, 2011: Installation of milling machine

15th March, 2011: Commissioning of the project

COMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES

  • Construction and erection of signboard indicating project partners and donors.
  • Hiring of plastic chairs and canopies
  • Covering of the program by the press.

INVITEES

  • Deputy Regional Minister and her team (3) people.
  • DCE, Planning officer and their team (5) people.
  • Chief and Elders (5) people.
  • Assemblyman and Unit committee members ( 3) people.
  • Other palm kernel association members ie. Bakado, Kojokrom and Kwesimintsim (15) people. 5 people per group.
  • Department of corporative (1) person.
  • NBSSI – Mr. Koomson (1) person.
  • Imam and a pastor (2) people.
  • Rep. from MOFA.
  • Rep. Corporate Housing Foundation (CHF) (2) people.
  • Department of Social Welfare (DSW).

OTHER ISSUES DISCUSSED

  • Recruitment of operator
  • Painting of the building by Association members
  • Establishment of committee with one (1) automatic member from DQF to manage the milling machine.
  • Opening of account with DQF

 MANAGEMENT OF THE REVENUE

The amount accrued shall be divided in three (3) parts and it shall be used as follows:

  • 1st part should not be touched.
  • 2nd part for maintenance, payment of Operator, Security, Electricity bills and other utilities.
  • Allowance for the Leader and any other future development project.

Finally, it was agreed that, the amount to be paid to the Operator and the security man with be discussed by the committee and any operation of the association shall be properly recorded to ensure transparency.

The project website has also been updated. We will no longer be sending staff to a training. The total now represents the cost of this project plus the 15% GlobalGiving fee.

Jan 24, 2011

Update 1: Line Item Budget

Below is a line-item budget in Ghana Cedis (1 GHC is approximately $0.68) for the milling machine repair and well building project in Kojokrom, one of Daasgift Quality Foundation's palm kernel oil producing communities. We have raised enough money to complete both of these project at a cost of approximately $4,900. Currently, we are still raising funds to send three staff members to a training in Accra in March run by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. That training will cost $10,200 total for all three staff members to attend. You can find out more about the training at http://www.carseyinstitute.unh.edu/smdp/Ghana-main.html. If you have any questions, please contact Gifty Baaba Asmah at baabagift@yahoo.com. Thank you for your support.

Milling Machine Repair:

  • Electronic Cracker Machine 800.00
  • Electrical Motor 200.00
  • Electrical Service Line 400.00
  • Wiring/Rewinding 500.00
  • Set of Equipment 50.00
  • Machine Belts/Teeth
  • 100.00 Cement (2 bags) 24.00
  • Workmanship for Installation 100.00
  • Workmanship for ECG 100.00
  • Electrical Starter (2) 500.00
  • Subtotal 3,174.00 

Hand Dug Well:

  • Culverts (7) 434.00
  • Culverts Cover Slate 30.00
  • Filler Stone (5 heaps) 60.00
  • Cement (3 bags) 36.00
  • Workmanship 800.00
  • Subtotal 1,360.00

Commission:

  • Signboard 100.00
  • Hiring of Chairs 50.00
  • Canopy 50.00
  • Refreshments 300.00
  • Press and Media 200.00
  • Subtotal 700.00

Administrative Costs:

  • Volunteer Allowance 300.00
  • Personnel Allowance 700.00
  • Traveling Expenses 150.00
  • Stationary 120.00
  • Subtotal 1,270

Grand Total 7,204