Regional News Sat, 23 Apr 2016

Otumfuo Foundation not limited to only Asantes - Director

Executive Director of the Otumfuo Charity Foundation, Dr. Agyarko Poku, has stated that the foundation is not only limited to beneficiaries in the Ashanti Region.

He indicated that residents of other communities outside Otumfuo’s jurisdiction including teachers and pupils especially in the Brong Ahafo, Northern Regions and other parts of the country have equally benefitted from the foundation.

"Our activity is not limited to Ashanti Region, we have Brong Ahafo Region, some parts of Western Region, Eastern Region, Northern part of Volta Region, and other areas who will need our assistance, when it becomes necessary we move in to support," he explained.

The foundation according to him has over the years provided portable water to some deprived communities, construction of schools, dormitories, scholarship schemes for brilliant but needy students and award schemes for deserving teachers who have contributed to education in their respective areas among others.

Dr. Agyarko Poku, stated that the greatest achievement of the Charity foundation is in the area of education, where they have made a great impact in Asanteman and beyond.

"Providing educational materials, support in terms of scholarships to students, supporting teachers in rural areas, we are excited about our Otumfuo’s mobile learning project which is becoming a hall mark of our activities, newly introduced mobile dental clinic, constructed over 100,00 complete schools and a number of boreholes," he remarked.

He made this known on Ultimate breakfast show hosted by Lantam Papanko to mark the 17 -year celebration anniversary of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as King of the Asante Kingdom.

Dr.Poku explained that the Otumfuo Charity foundation is not limited to only education but include health fund, water and sanitation and culture and heritage fund.

He recounted that their major target is changing lives of people in deprived communities.

"We go round to do assessment, it’s important that the community must be a deprived area that will need support, …and schools within cities without chairs are also considered deprived, most important we want to reach out to the remote areas and that is where we offer our services," he explained.

Source: ultimate1069.com