A former Minister for Energy under the Akufo-Addo-administration in the Republic of Ghana, Mr Boakye Agyarko has brought smiles on the faces of management, staff and students of school for the deaf in Jamasi in the Ashanti Region.
The former minister, last Thursday, handed over two refurbished washrooms, three poly tanks and an automated borehole to the school’s authorities.
Mr Boakye Agyarko was the Energy Minister for the West African nation between 2017 and 2018, but was relieved of his post without reasons from the appointing authority.
His removal from office shocked industry watchers bearing in mind how he and his three deputies had worked hard to stabilise the country’s power sector which was in crisis.
Despite not being in office, Mr Boakye Agyarko has not stopped giving back to society as he has been engaging in a number of social activities.
In his latest philanthropic activity to the Ashanti School for the deaf, Mr Boakye Agyarko explained that the deplorable facilities were brought to his attention by his family and, therefore, decided to help them.
“The deplorable condition of the facilities was brought to my attention by my family. Children are, indeed, a gift from God and more so with a hearing impairment, they are vulnerable and must be given special attention.
“It is my belief that when God is fortunate to one, it is an assignment of such responsibility to the less fortunate,” he explained in a post on his Facebook wall.
“Living in a community does not simply mean living side by side with each other. It means living our lives through one another and for one another. We must develop a sense of connectedness to each other and to our ideals. We must, therefore, as a people, define what connects us; what holds us together by the ideals we share, and the mutual obligations those principles entail.
“Each of us must contribute to the well-being of us all,” he added.
Mr Boakye Agyarko continued that “also, a visually impaired student of Jamasi R/C JHS, Hannah, put a request of a voice recorder to help her learn for which I made provision for its purchase.
“My heartfelt thanks to the Almighty God, ACP Nana Bediako Poku, Amenesehene, Nana Kofi Attakorah, Twifohene, Hon. Katherine Reckline, District Chief Executive, Francis Adu Boateng, District Coordinating Director, Dr William Amankorah, District Director of Education, Headmistress of the school and friends and sympathisers who came to support the event,” he concluded.