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10.03.2013 Social News

Central Furniture Works donates furniture to Amedzofe Technical Institute

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Accra, March 8, GNA - Alhaji Mustapha Kwame Mahama, owner of the Central Furniture Works at Odorkor in Accra on Thursday donated office furniture worth about 6,000 Ghana cedis to the Amedzofe Technical Institute in the Volta Region.

The items are five tables and 10 office chairs for use by the Principal and other staff of the institute.

Alhaji Mahama, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said education is a shared responsibility and not for government alone and that it was time individuals and institutions give back what they have benefited from society.

He said it was good that government is streamlining social obligations towards education for corporate bodies and other stakeholders to also come on board with their support saying 'the gesture is my token social responsibility to help the institute like I have doing for other schools in Accra.'

Alhaji Mahama promised the authorities of the school of offering the students free practical skills training at his workshop during holidays as an additional assistance to support the institute.

He appealed to parents and guardians to make education a priority venture for their wards to become good leaders.

Mr Henry Dedume, Acting Board Chairman of the Institute, said the school was absorbed into the public system about two years ago but due to challenges of teaching and learning materials the Board, the Education Committee of the Amedzofe community, with the support of individuals have taken upon themselves to solicit for support from well meaning individuals and institutions.

Mr David M.K. Kukuia, Principal of the Institute, receiving the items expressed gratitude to the donor and appealed to other benevolent bodies to also assist the institute with textbooks, tools and other academic needs.

In a related development, the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic had supplied the institute with 15 computers and accessories.


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