Mawums Limited, an indigenous civil engineering company, has constructed a six-unit classroom block for the Arigu Primary ‘A’ School in the West Mamprusi Municipality in the North East Region.
The fully furnished building — which cost about GH¢500,000 — also comes with a library and offices for teachers.
Before this, the deprived school was operating in a mud structure.
At the handover ceremony yesterday at the suburb of Wulugu, the Head of Human Resource and Administration of Mawums Limited, Mrs Naa Amaley Asiedu, said the numerous educational challenges facing many communities in the West Mamprusi Municipality informed the company's decision to provide the infrastructure.
Mrs Asiedu said the company had over the years contributed to the country's infrastructure base as part of its corporate social responsibility, and that it loved to put smiles on the faces of others.
She expressed worry about the infrastructural challenges facing many basic schools in the region, and pledged that the company would continue to help schoolchildren in deprived communities by executing school projects for them.
Mawums has also provided a three-unit classroom block in Kpasenkpe, boreholes in Arigu, a mosque and a clinic for Kurugu.
"We have proven beyond doubt our interest in giving back to society,” Mrs Asiedu stressed.
She called on development partners to help mitigate the education-related crisis in the region, and urged the chiefs and opinion leaders in the community to initiate their own projects while looking up to the government for support.
The North East Regional Minister, Mr Zackariah Yidaana, expressed gratitude to the company for its support to the region over the years, especially in the areas of education, health, infrastructure and roads.
He charged the West Mamprusi Municipal Directorate of Education and the management of the school to take good care of the facility.