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21.03.2006 Regional News

Akwamuman PTA donates vehicle to school

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Atimpoku (E/R), March 21, GNA - The Parents and Teachers Association(PTA) of the Akwamuman Secondary School, Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman District, had donated a Tata double-cabin pick-up valued at 150 million cedis to the school.

Presenting the vehicle at a ceremony, the chairman of the Association, Mr P.K. Amo, explained that it was meant to ease, in the interim, the acute transportation situation facing the school. He expressed concern that taxis were hired to rush students who suddenly fall sick to the hospital or to perform other essential duties in the daily running of the school. The chairman also said plans were far advanced to purchase a 53-seater-bus to completely solve the transportation problems facing the school. Mr Amo appealed to old students of the school and other philanthropists to donate in cash and kind to help address a number of nagging problems facing the school.

The Headmaster of the school, Mr Essah-Hienno, who received the vehicle, on behalf of the Board of Governors, thanked the P.T.A for its timely intervention towards solving the transportation problem facing the school.