Asempaneye (ER) Sept. 25, GNA – MTN Foundation Ghana, has inaugurated a three -unit classroom block, office and a library for the Asempaneye Community Basic School in the Akuapem North District.
The project, worth GH¢ 87,050 was based on a request made by the chiefs and people of the community to help make quality education accessible to the community and its environs.
Speaking at a durbar to inaugurate the project, Mr Robert Kuzoe, Executive Secretary of MTN Foundation Ghana, said the organization recognizes quality education as the pivot of development and called on all stakeholders to help make it succeed.
He said MTN Ghana Foundation has invested over GH¢7,724,415 in education, health and economic empowerment projects in the ten regions across the country saying such significant spending by the foundation stems from their commitment to support the communities in which they operate.
Mr Kuzoe said education played a crucial role in the socio-economic development of every nation and it was against that background that the foundation embraced the opportunity to better the lives of the youth in and around Asempaneye who are the future leaders of the country.
He said the facility was expected to directly impact the lives of not only the pupils in the school but also future generations.
Mr Kuzoe encouraged all parents and guardians to bring their wards to school so as to secure a good future for them and benefit the entire society.
He said the Foundation had spent GH¢ 1, 195,997 to implement the life enriching project in the Eastern Region alone.
Mr Kuzoe mentioned some of the projects as donation of items worth GH¢ 10,000 towards the renovation works of Nana Kwaku Boateng School in Koforidua, an ICT center at Kpong and many other projects.
He urged the people to take good care of the structure and advised the school children to take their studies seriously for a better life.
Mr Emmanuel Appiah, Headteacher of the School, commended the Foundation for the gesture whiles the Odikro of the community, Nana Ampem Darko, expressed his appreciation to the foundation for responding to their request.