Regional News of 2014-05-29

Sunyani SHS Alumni commences Ghc250,000 project

Mr. Justice Samuel Adjei, Deputy Regional Minister for the Brong-Ahafo Region, has performed a ceremony for construction works to start on a Ghc250,000.00 sanitation complex for the Sunyani Senior High School amidst fanfare.

The project would have facilities for 24 water closet toilets, changing rooms for athletes and a gymnasium.

It is being funded by the Ashanti Regional branch of the School’s Old Students’ Association (SOSA), through contributions from members at home and abroad and is scheduled to be completed within two years.

Addressing the impressive ceremony attended by old students, teachers and parents, Mr. Adjei said it was the government’s avowed aim to improve education at all levels through quality teaching and learning to boost national development.

He said it was important to nurture the potentials of the youth and equip them with the requisite skills, not only to secure them jobs in the future, but to help provide a strong and vibrant human resource base needed to bolster the nation’s economy.

The Deputy Minister, himself an alumnus, renewed the appeal to civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and philanthropists to partner the government to support education.

Dr. Emmanuel Opuni Frimpong, Chairman of the Alumni Association, said the urgent need for toilet facilities on the compound informed the decision for the project.

He said an initial sum of GH¢35,000.00 had been raised for the project to take-off.

Dr. Frimpong, a Research Scientist at the Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), at Fumesua near Kumasi, said the association felt gratified to give back to its Alma Mater, which has churned out such high level manpower, cutting across all professions.

‘We are scattered across both home and abroad practically living out the school’s motto, “ME MAN NTI, ENYE ME NTI” to wit I live not for myself, but for the good of my country,’ he said.

Madam Georgina Boakye, the Headmistress, thanked the Alumni for always responding to pressing needs in the school and urged all old students “sitting on the fence” to get on board.

Source: GNA
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