Gold Fields Ghana Foundation has inaugurated a GH¢260,000 three-classroom block for the Bagri Junction District Assembly Primary School in the Lawra District.
The facility comes with furniture and a staff common room to replace the old school building which was on the verge of collapse.
The South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Mrs Jeanette Ndhlovu, Mr Alfred Baku, Vice President of Gold Fields Ghana (Operations), the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Abu Kasangbata, and the Paramount Chief of the Lawra Traditional Area, Naa Puowelle Karbo III, among other personalities, attended the ceremony.
Addressing the gathering, Mrs Ndhlovu said the project would provide a conducive atmosphere for the children to study.
She thanked Gold Field Ghana for the support and expressed the hope that other companies would emulate its example.
Mr Baku pledged the commitment of the company to support infrastructural works.
He said the company would build an ICT centre at the Huni Valley Primary School in fulfilment of the pledge Gold Fields Ghana made in support of the funeral of President J.E.A. Mills last year.
To date, he said, 964 students had enjoyed or continue to enjoy scholarships and bursaries at senior high, vocational and tertiary levels of education from Gold Fields.
Naa Karbo said the school would serve three communities, namely, Tabieri, Bagri and Kunwuob.
He suggested that the school be named after former President Nelson Mandela.
By George Folley/Daily Graphic/Ghana