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20.04.2015 Education

VRA donates books to Sogakope School

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Sogakope (V/R), April 19, GNA - The Volta River Authority (VRA), has donated 15,000 exercise books and more than 300 textbooks to Sogakope Primary C Basic School in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.

The learning materials along with packs of an educational HIV and AIDS board game, were presented at the weekend to the enthusiastic pupils and their Headmistress, Ms Grace Togbedza by Mrs Rhoda Arthur and Mr Samuel DeGraft-Johnson, information officers of VRA's Corporate Communications Department.

The donation was part of VRA's support to communities affected by its operations.

South Tongu District Chief Executive (DCE) Mr Mawuko Awuyi expressed gratitude to VRA for the regular donations and scholarships.

He said the donation would go a long way to help teaching and learning in the school because not every child's parents could afford books.

He said he is 'very grateful' for the gesture but suggested that the VRA should give a little more attention to the provision of books and learning materials than scholarships, so as to build the intelligence and capacity of pupils to qualify for the scholarships.

At the District Assembly, the VRA instructed the DCE, the immediate past district assembly members, traditional leaders and opinion leaders, on its Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP); how to interpret the information in the plan and what to do in the event of a dam break or spillover.

As part of safety measures, the VRA has provided districts likely to be affected by dam accidents with its EPP.

The plan includes information and directives for emergency situations, procedures, contacts, notification and communication procedures as well as areas that would be affected by flooding and their attendant safe havens and routes, depending on the severity of the spill.

Mr Kwame Osei Mensah Darkwah, a System Planning Engineer who is the EPP Coordinator of VRA, encouraged the district leaders to keep places that had been identified as safe havens during disaster, in good condition and devoid of any development that could render them unable to provide temporary shelter and relief during emergencies.


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