Lawyer builds canteen for Anfoega Senior High School
A private legal practitioner, Jerry John K Asiedu, has constructed and donated a new canteen to his alma mater, Anfoega Senior High School (ANFOESEC), in the North Dayi District of the Volta Region.
The 500-seater capacity canteen replaces the old dilapidated shed which had served as the school’s canteen for the past 25 years.
Mr Asiedu, who is also a businessman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kaka–Kofi Empire Limited, commissioned the edifice last Monday, as part of activities to mark his birthday.
Speaking at the commissioning of the canteen, Mr Asiedu said he decided to give back to his alma mater due to the tremendous role it played in shaping his life and making him who he is.
He said ANFOESEC had a great place in his heart because the school did not only educate him academically but also imbued in him an entrepreneurial spirit, which he had developed over the years to build his career as a successful businessman.
Recounting the good old days, Mr Asiedu said way before he became a student of the school, he used to sell bread to the students, as his house was closer to the school.
“This school is dear to my heart because of the role it played in my life as a person.
Standing here today as the sponsor of the new canteen is my humble way of giving back to this school and to say thank you to ANFOESEC,” he said.
Mr Asiedu said his decision to build the canteen was also in fulfilment of a pledge he made to support the school during his quest to enter the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana to become a lawyer.
He said during the interview to enter the Faculty of Law, he was asked by Professor Kofi Kumado why he wanted to become a lawyer and he answered that he wanted to make his parent and his school -ANFOESEC- proud.
“I wanted to prove that it was possible to attend ANFOESEC and become a lawyer.
Today, I stand here to redeem that pledge and to honour Mother ANFOESEC.
I hope I have made you proud,” he added.
Mr Asiedu appealed to the school authorities and the students to maintain the canteen so that it would serve the school for many years.
The Headmaster of the school, Albert Kwasi Dodoo, lauded Mr Asiedu for coming back to support his alma mater in its time of need.
He urged other old students to also support the school.