Prestea Huni- Valley Municipal Education Directorate has taken delivery of some jerseys to be distributed to schools for their circuit games.
The jerseys were presented to the Education Directorate on Friday November 29, 2019, by the mining firm, Golden Star Resources Bogoso-Prestea limited (GSBPL), as part of their contribution to sports in various educational circuits within the company’s catchment areas.
The 18 sets of jerseys, are expected to get to five circuits in communities that the mining firm’s operation affect.
Presenting the jerseys to the Municipal Education Director, at the Municipal Directorate at Bogoso, the Health and Safety Superintendent for Golden Star Philip Thompson stated the position of the mining firm, when it comes to sports and education in general.
He said, education is much important to the company, and that the company will not hesitate in extending a hand to support education, when the need arises.
Mr. Thompson, having touted the parts they have over the years played in the development of education in the Prestea Huni –Valley Municipality, said “records will show how important education is to the company. Some of the children, this is what will also bring them up because their talents are in sports and not only the classroom.”
Receiving the jerseys that worth Ghc5,000, the Municipal Education Director Mary Vida Kwoffie, corroborated the statement by the superintendent that, not all the kids are good in academics and that sports is another form for pupils to exhibit their God given talents.
Whiles thanking the mining firm for the gesture, Madam Vida Kwoffie expressed, this will “encourage the children to perform so well on the field with their new jerseys”.
On his part, the Physical Education (P.E.) Coordinator at the Ghana Education Service in Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality Mr. Cudjoe Ketteh, asked for more of the jerseys to cover the whole circuit since “some of them lack quality sporting kits.”