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AGA donates to Obuasi Sec Tech

BY: Daniel Kenu
AGA donates to Obuasi Sec Tech

AngloGold Ashanti has made significant strides in an attempt to impact quality education delivery in Obuasi.

The company through its Social Management Plan which was launched in 2019 has committed over GH₵ 5million to educational development in the last three years.

The Senior Manager of Sustainability, Emmanuel Baidoo, said when the company donated 1,000 chairs and a modern public address system to the Obuasi Senior High and Technical School.

The GH₵242,715 gesture was expected to enhance interaction between school administrators for a seamless academic exercise.

The chairs in particular were to ensure the comfort of students, especially during large gatherings.

Investment

On investments made by Anglogold Ashanti towards educational development, Mr. Baidoo said a significant part of the investment had gone into the provision of infrastructure, capacity building of teachers to ensure effective teaching and learning outcomes and the provision of teaching materials.

"When we invest in education, it will definitely translate into developing the human resource capacity that we need as a country to pursue the developmental agenda that we seek to push as a country," he added.

He said, in contributing to the government's policy in education which places emphasis in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the 10-year development Plan of AGA will focus on developing these areas.

The Headmaster of the school, Mr. Ernest Wiafe, expressed gratitude to Anglogold Ashanti for the gesture.

He said the donation was timely because currently, the school has no furniture at its auditorium which was completed in 2017.

The school is expecting about 1,800 first-year students which is expected to put a lot of pressure on the existing furniture.

Global

The Global President of the Old Students Association of the school, Dr. Ernest Atiemo, said the lack of furniture and PA system at the auditorium were of a major concern to the Old Students Association, expressing appreciation to AngloGold Ashanti.