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10.12.2013 General News

Savelugu School for the Deaf appeals for support

By Enoch Frimpong
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The management of the School for the Deaf at Savelugu in the Northern Region has  appealed  to public-spirited organisations to support the school in the area of infrastructure and feeding of the students.

The school, which was established in 1978,currently has a total of 283 students.

The headmistress of the school,Madam Gertrude Dasah, made the appeal when  Zoomlion Ghana Limited donated food items and an unspecified amount to the school as part of their annual thanksgiving service.

According to the headmistress, it was regrettable that criminals have been hovering around the school compound because there was no fence to prevent encroachment on the school premises.

She further pointed out that it had become almost impossible for the authorities to control the students due to the lack of a fence.

Madam Dasah observed that sometimes the students ran away from school and are usually found along the road, which poses  danger to their safety, as speeding vehicles on the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway could knock them down.

She explained that in a particular instance, one of the inmates ran away and after days of search, he was found in the Karaga District.

She pledged on behalf of the management of the school to make the students derive maximum benefits from the items donated to the school.

The Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Mr Emmanuel Volsuuri, said the gesture was to express the company's love for the children.

He stated that his outfit was aware that management of the school had been going through a lot of challenges to ensure that the students were catered for.

"We care about the school and the children and that is why we have brought here six maxi-bags of rice,a gallon of Frytol cooking oil,and some money," he added.

Touching on sanitation,the manager announced plans to establish a recycling plant in Tamale under the Universal Plastic Product Recycling Company.

"This year we are saying thank you to our Creator because we have been able to admit the first batch of students to the African Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management,"he stated.

Mr Volsuuri noted that there were several challenges facing  Zoomlion, which included bad media reports, human attitudes such as indiscriminate dumping of refuse,negative attitude towards workers of Zoomlion, lack of enforcement of metropolitan,municipal and district assembly bye-laws and open defaecation.


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