Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has called on the government and the private sector to invest more resources in the educational sector to secure the future of Ghanaian children.
He explained that building a solid foundation in education was the best legacy any country could bequeath to its youth and position them to compete favourably with the rest of the world.
The Asantehene made the call when the Managing Director of Miswa Chemicals, producers of Kilit mosquito spray and other polygard products, Mrs Swati Patel-Champion, led a six-man team to present 20,000 exercise books to support the "Otumfuo Charity Foundation."
The UK-based company with its local representative, Evergreen Company Limited, also presented cartons of the Kilit spray to be presented to students being sponsored under the Otumfuo Chairity Foundation.
The books would be distributed to pupils in deprived communities under the Otumfuo Educational Foundation, an off shoot of the charity foundation.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu called for a stronger relationship with the company to support and encourage pupils, who, but for the foundation, would have been school drop-outs.
Mrs Patel-Champion promised to make the sponsorship more regular and to partner Otumfuo to fight the increase of bedbugs in schools through the provision of free Kilit mosquito spray.
Miswa, through its local representative, Evergreen Company Limited, has been a key sponsor of tennis in the Ashanti Region over the last to years.
It is credited for introducing the annual “Kilit tennis championship”, which has helped to unearth many budding talents in Kumasi, in particular.
The team had the Business Development Manager of Miswa, Mr Cyril Chitolie, the Managing Director and deputy of Evergreen, John Delle and Abigail Delle; a Director, Ben Delle, and the General Manager, Samuel Ampadu-Kyei.