The Ghana Maritime Authority together with indegenes of Bongo Anafobiisi have donated 200 dual desks to the Primary and two Junior High Schools in the community.
The presentation which was done over the weekend saw the Authority and the indegenes also repairing some old furniture which had broken down.
The sorry state of furniture in the school which culminated in pupils lying on the floors of the classrooms to learn, caught the attention of well meaning citizens from the community who launched a campaign to raise funds to fix the problem.
BestNewsGH.com sources in the community report that an appeal was made to the then Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Mr. Kwame Owusu who approved that 30 thousand Ghana Cedis be given to support the course.
Before the donation
Also, past students of the basic school, members of the community and some staff of the Ghana Maritime Authority individually contributed various sums to ensure the donation materialized.
Naba Anyanebah Akolgo Saabo II, Chief of the area, expressed his profound gratitude to the Board, Management and staff of the Ghana Maritime Authority saying ‘’I wish to express my in-depth gratitude to the Board, Management and Staff of Ghana Maritime Authority for their invaluable contribution towards this project. A special thanks also goes to the former Director-General of Ghana Maritime Authority, Mr. Kwame Owusu who took keen interest in this project.’’
‘’I wish to make a passionate appeal to the District Chief Executive and the Ghana Education Service Directorate that the schools need urgent expansion of infrastructure such as new classroom blocks and ICT Centers as technology now drives the world globally. Even though we are doing our bit to help ourselves, I expect government through the District Assembly to support us meet some critical needs’’ the Chief added.
After the donation
The group was led by Hon. Simon Alandge (former MP for Bongo) Dr Joseph Atiah Akama (head of cardiology at Korle Bu teaching Hospital) C.O.P Maxwell Atingane (Ghana Police Service) Mr. Paul Agilbire Apalangya (Ghana Manganese company, Takwa) Lawyer Anthony Mba Ndor (Ghana Maritime Authority) , Dr. Vitus Apalangya (Lecturer, University of Ghana) Mr. Asuguna Justice (Land Commission, Central Region) and Mrs Abota Agnes (Nurse ,Ghana Health Service, Accra).
Another person who contributed to the donation was madam Georgina Ayenu who is based in the United States of America, but does not hail from the community.