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20.05.2007 General News

AngloGold provides ¢250m school for community


A ¢250 million Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) constructed by Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine Limited has been inaugurated at Teberebe near Tarkwa.

The facility is made up of two classrooms, an office and a store, which has been furnished with tables and chairs.

Mr David Kwesi Renner, Managing Director of Anglogold Ashanti, said it was important for parents to plan the early childhood development of their children to help them reach their potentials in life.

He said the company as part of its social responsibility programmes, was supporting the development of education in the host communities by building a solid foundation for the children.

Mr Renner said to provide quality education all stakeholders should work together to achieve a common goal.

"The government is contributing by formulating the right policies and providing an enabling environment for teachers such as training and commensurate salaries. The teachers should also be more committed to their work and instill discipline in their pupils," he advised.

He advised parents to take their children to school and take advantage of the government's Capitation Grant.

Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Ayensu, Wassa West District Chief Executive said the upbringing of a child is not the sole responsibility of teachers alone, and that parents too have a role to play.

He told the school authorities to take good care of the facility to prolong its lifespan.

Source: GNA