The Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikwei- South Constituency in th Greater Accra Region, Dakoa Newman, with support from the CFAO Group, has cut a tape to Commission and hand over a rehabilitated infirmary and a rehabilitated and fully furnished Information Communications Technology (ICT) centre to the Kingsway Cluster of Schools.
The Kingsway Cluster of Schools located at Kaneshie within the Okaikwei South Constituency in the Great Accra Region, has been faced with the challenge of a healthy facility to serve as a sickbay for treatment of students who falls sick whiles in school.
Another challenge of the School is lack of a well functioning ICT centre, the only one the school could boast modern computers to aid in teaching and learning.
In his remarks at the function, Mr. Paulo Fernandes, Country Delegate and Managing Director for CFAO-Ghana, reiterated the group’s support and contributions to Ghana in the following areas: supply of vehicles and equipments as well as distribution of pharmaceutical drugs to people and pharmaceutical companies amongst others.
According to Mr. Fernandes, the major Business divisions of the CFAO group consist of Mobility, Consumables, Healthcare and Infrastructure.
“Our establishment in Ghana does not only mean we are only interested in making profits, but to be part of the growth of the country”, Mr. Fernandes added.
He further stated that, that is why CFAO is poised to as part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), continue to undertake projects that supports the country’s development through good health and wellbeing, quality education, decent work, affordable and clean energy amongst others.
The MD stated that, School children will not be able to assess quality education if we are not able to take care of their health.
He also advised that if we want our children to be part of the fast developing world, then we should as a matter of urgency, give them the opportunity to learn and work with new ICT tools.
Mr. Fernandes in conclusion, expressed lots of joy at the initiative of the MP and promised on behalf of his outfit, to continue supporting such good initiatives.
For her part, the MP for Okaikwei South Constituency, Dakoa Newman, recalled that, a few weeks ago she presented the back-to-school initiative to the management of Pens and Plastics Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the CFAO Group to solicit their support for students, especially those in the public schools.
She further stated that, for her the idea of back-to-School, is for corporate organisations to support the public schools in the community, judging from the fact that, most of the public schools need a lot of work to be done with regards to infrastructure and other facilities.
The MP hinted that her major issue has to do with maintenance of these buildings. she therefore pleaded with the management of the school to make maintenance a priority as they are being handed these magnificent facilities to manage.
“I will also perform a supervisory role as long as I remain in office, I will monitor and ensure that they keep and maintain these buildings because a lot has been spent to bring it to what it is today”, she assured.
The MP disclosed that,the infirmary is equipped with medication, beds, and qualified medical staff to aid in treatment in case of medical emergencies involving a student the school premises.
In a related development, the MP handed over to the Management of the School, a rehabilitated ICT centre together with computers and other educational materials donated by Pens and Plastics Ghana Ltd.
The Law maker recalled the pivotal role of ICT for social economic transformation and development in every society saying; this cannot be overemphasised and I know that this ICT centre will surely augment
government’s effort to equip our youth with the essential skills and knowledge required to achieve this.
“I would like to express my deepest appreciation to pens and plastic Ghana limited for this monumental contribution to our constituency”,
I must add that the professionalism and commitment displayed by the management and staff of pens and plastic Ghana limited throughout our engagements on this project is indeed exemplary and highly commendable.
She seized the opportunity to entreat the school’s management to effectively manage the facilities to ensure it serves its intended purpose for the benefit of all the school children.
By Kingsley Asiedu