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01.08.2005 Regional News

NGO hands over school building to community


Akrofo (V/R), Aug 01, GNA - Ghana Outlook International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Sunday handed over three-unit classroom block, to the Akrofu E.P. Primary School at Akrofu Xeviwofe, a farming community in the Ho Municipality.

The facility that cost 170 million cedis to be built has a computer laboratory and library attached.

Mr Joseph Achana, the Director of Ghana Outlook, commended the people for their communal spirit and expressed the hope that they would take advantage of the provision of the facility to educate their children.

Mr Joseph Kwaku Nayan, the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, appealed to communities in the region to rekindle their communal spirit and initiate their own development projects to merit assistance from district assemblies and other agencies.

He asked the people of Akrofu Xeviwofe to consider the facility as their property and maintain it regularly.

Mr Charles Agbeli, General Secretary of Akrofu Xeviwofe Development Association, expressed gratitude to the NGO for providing the facility. Mr Richard Galifford, Director of Outlook-UK, was later installed the development chief of the area under the stool name Togbe Kwaku Galifford I.

The project was the seventh to be undertaken by the NGO throughout the country.