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Old Boys provide water distribution system for Prempeh College

BY: Daily Graphic
Rt Rev Moses Quayson, the immediate past Diocesan Bishop of the Methodist Church, Afigyaase (2nd right), cutting a ribbon to inaugurate the project with support from some members of the association
Rt Rev Moses Quayson, the immediate past Diocesan Bishop of the Methodist Church, Afigyaase (2nd right), cutting a ribbon to inaugurate the project with support from some members of the association

The 1998 Year Group of Prempeh College in Kumasi (Amanfoo ’98) has provided the school with a water distribution system to mitigate the perennial water supply challenges facing the school.

The initiative formed part of major activities to mark the group’s 20th anniversary homecoming held recently.

The facility, wholly financed by the group, comprises a mechanised borehole and a 7,000-litre reservoir to supply potable water to the various dormitories on campus.

Speaking at the ceremony, President of Amanfoo ‘98 Year Group, Dr Ernest Opoku, noted that the the project only re-affirmed the group’s commitment to contributing to the development of the college, especially after donating a complete public address sound system to their alma mater in 2016.

“We didn’t just come back home but to give back to our alma mater towards its development. We deem it a crucial silver jubilee celebration in 2023 which we expect to be marked with the inauguration of a much bigger project”, he noted.

Timely intervention

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For the school authorities and the student body, the project couldn’t have come at a better time given how erratic water supply to the school unduly affected academic work, as well as social and general school activities.

According to the Headmaster (Academics) of the college, Mr Ernest Wiafe, the challenges with water supply had reached the crisis stage, describing the intervention as ‘timely’.

The Assistant School Prefect, Master Dennis Kofi Neizer, on behalf of the students, expressed gratitude to the old boys and impressed on other stakeholders to continue supporting the school in times of need.

Participation

Dozens of Amanfoo ’98 old boys and representatives from Amanfoo ’97 and the ‘98 year group of the Yaa Asantewaa Girls Secondary School (YAGSS), which is generally acknowledged as the college’s female “alliance” school, participated in the three-day homecoming.

The homecoming was climaxed with a thanksgiving service on campus which saw the Gospel Musician, Michael Oware Sakyi Jr. (Minister O.J), a proud member of Amanfoo ‘98 year-group, leading the congregation in a powerful song ministration, with Rev. Joshua Ahiaba, another proud member of the group who heads the Christ Apostolic Church, Bantama, Kumasi, delivering the sermon.