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23.02.2005 Regional News

Board of Trustees of WAFEF inaugurated

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Tarkwa, Feb 23, GNA - A 13-member Board of Trustees for Wassa Fiase Education Fund (WAFEF) was today launched at a ceremony at Tarkwa. The Board has Mr. Kingsley Kwofie, Chief Executive, DOMOD Aluminium Company Limited as Chairman, Prof. Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, Vice Chancellor, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, vice chairman, Nana Kwandoh Brempong III, Chief of Adum Banso and Benkumhene of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, Mr. Urias Kwaku Armoo, Legal Advisor, Forestry Commission, Accra and Rt. Rev. Sampson Yamoah, Bishop of Tarkwa Diocese of Methodist Church as members.

The rest are Dr. Ben K. Ocran, Principal Medical Officer, Effia Nkwanta Hospital, Sekondi, Mr. Anthony Kwofie, Ghana Education Service, Tarkwa, Mrs. Stella A. Boakye-Boateng, Consultant and Social Worker, and Mr. Ben K. Wireko, Business Executive, Takoradi.

The others are Dr. Anthony Kwesi Aubynn, Corporate Manager, Goldfields Ghana Limited, Accra, Mrs. Scholastica Mensah, Managing Director, Westlink Pharmacy, Tarkwa, Mr. Anthony K. Ntsiful, Financial Controller, Aboadze Thermal Plant, Aboadze, Takoradi and Nana Abena Apee II, a Director of Ghana Education Service, Accra.

Members appointed Mr Charles Kondua, a retired public servant, as an executive secretary to the Board.

Osagyefo Kwamina Enimil VI, Paramount Chief and President of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council said the objectives of the fund included sensitising Wassa Fiase people on the need for education and provide financial support in the form of scholarship and bursaries for promising but needy pupils and students at all levels of education. He said it would also provide incentive packages for outstanding teachers, lecturers and education workers and also invest in projects that would promote education in Wassa Fiase.

Nana Brempong III said the fund has 221 million cedis in the bank. ''A lot of pledges were made when the fund was inaugurated last year but unfortunately they have not materialised,'' he said and appealed to the new Board to remind those who pledged to redeem their pledges.