Some graduates who were posted to the power transmission company, GRIDCo, in the Republic of Ghana for their national service have raised funds and connected Kewunor Maranatha Basic School in Ada, in the Greater Accra Region, to electricity.
The service personnel, who form part of the 2018/2019 batch, through levies they voluntarily imposed on themselves, wired the school and also made a donation of 50 dual desks and other furniture, stationary, ceiling fans and streetlights to the school.
Energynewsafrica.com understands this is the fourth year in succession that National Service Personnel assigned to GRIDCo have adopted a deprived community and intervened to improve their social environment, as part of the group’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
The power transmission company, GRIDCo, has on all these occasions, provided some financial assistance and logistics to ensure the implementation of the personnel’s project.
At the handing over ceremony, Ms. Ruth Abanga, Officer in-charge of Corporate Social Responsibility at GRIDCo, commended the service personnel for their selfless service and dedication to the Kewunor community.
She also charged the service personnel to continue to touch lives wherever they may find themselves in the future.
Ms. Abanga also assured the community of GRIDCo’s support.
On his part, Mr Michael Holoma, Headmaster of the school assured the team of judicious use of the facilities.
He encouraged the service personnel to visit often to interact with the pupils and also monitor their performance.
The District Director for Education, Mrs. Ernestina Nyarko called on the staff and pupils of the school to put the facilities to good use and to the benefit of the pupils.
She commended GRIDCo and the service personnel for their professionalism, adding that the pupils should emulate their voluntarism in the future.
The president of the 2018/19 national service personnel group, Mr Famous Daniel Habada, thanked GRIDCo for the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and to serve Ghana.
The team later interacted with various groups in the community.