Akyem Manso group invests in development projects

•Obrempong Sintim Poku (in cloth) being helped by other dignitaries to cut the tape to inaugurate the water facility. INSET: The mechanised borehole with two poly tanks ready for inauguration. : Pictures: SAMUEL KYEI-BOATENG
•Obrempong Sintim Poku (in cloth) being helped by other dignitaries to cut the tape to inaugurate the water facility. INSET: The mechanised borehole with two poly tanks ready for inauguration. : Pictures: SAMUEL KYEI-BOATENG

The projects include a mechanised borehole fitted with 14 stand pipes to provide potable water, upgrading of the sick bay, donation of two laptops and one desktop computer to the Atweaman Senior High School (SHS).

Others are the retooling of the Manso Health Centre, the installation of 100 streetlights in the town, distribution of large quantities of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to the people and donation of wax prints to 100 widows.

Inauguration

The chairman of the union, Mr. Ransford Kwame Sakyi, inaugurated the water project last Friday, which coincided with an educational forum attended by all stakeholders of Atweaman SHS to discuss the welfare of the school.

According to him, AMDU had decided to upgrade the school’s computer and library at a total cost of GH¢190,000.00.

The vice chairman of AMDU, Mr. Samuel Amponsah, said the union which was a non-partisan development-oriented organisation, was formed in March, 2020 with 22 members resident in Ghana and abroad, with the sole aim of helping in the development of Akyem Manso.

He appealed to all progressive minded Manso citizens to join the union in order to achieve its laudable objective.

Mr. Amponsah advised the tutors and students of the school to maximise their output at all levels to yield positive results to justify the huge investment being made in the institution.

He also urged the students to take proper care of the facilities for them to last longer.

Associations

A board member of the school and AMDU’s financial secretary, Mr. Louis Yeboah Mireku, called for the formation of a strong old students and Parent-Teacher association of the school.

The Board Chairman of the school, Obrempong Ofori Danso Abbeam, stressed the need for a permanent source of funding for the school’s development and the construction of flats for the staff.

He also called for protection of the school’s land by providing a fence wall to prevent encroachment.

Headmistress’ address

The Headmistress of the school, Madam Abena Owarewaa Debrah, expressed gratitude to AMDU for its contribution to the development of the school and promised that they would take proper care of the facilities.

She said the tutors had been organising extra classes for both day and boarding students for them to perform creditably in the West Africa Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

Madam Debrah mentioned the challenges facing the school to include poor toilet facilities, staff accommodation, transport and inadequate classrooms.