The Chief Executive Officer of the Bui Power Authority (BPA), Ghana’s second largest power generation company, Fred Oware, has established an Innovation Centre for Bui Power Authority DA Junior High School in the Bono East Region in the Republic of Ghana to promote education.
The Centre, christened ‘Fred Oware Innovation Center’ has a Science Laboratory, Library as well as ICT and Robotics Laboratory.
It was built from Mr. Fred Oware’s personal resources and donated as a gift to the community as part of his commitment to unearth the potential of the youth in the Bui enclave.
The Centre will offer assistance to participants, especially the youth within the Bui enclave, to experience hands on learning in creative development and technology.
It will also afford the pupils at BPA Basic School an opportunity to undertake their ICT and Science related practicals in a more serene and advanced environment.
Students who will be enrolled into the Centre will undergo 6 months intensive hands on and classroom lectures to graduate from the Centre.
Delivering a short address at the commissioning of the Centre, Mr. Fred Oware, who was the first CEO of BPA until May 2009 in the former President Kufuor Administration, said when he was reappointed by President Akufo-Addo in 2017 he thought of doing something from his personal resources for the community.
After settling on what to do, Mr. Oware said from 2018, he started taking portion of his salary every month and set it aside for project, and I’m glad that today, lives are going to be touched through this project”.
He also thanked the staff of BPA who saw the value of the project and supported as well as the Bui Township for their cooperation, which helped to ensure speedy execution of the project.
Mr Oware admonished that succeeding BPA administration should continue to support the Centre through their Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Chief of Bui Nana Kwadwo Owuo (II), was full gratitude to Mr. Fred Oware for his generosity.
He said the Bui enclave has benefited immensely from Bui Power Authority under the leadership of Mr. Fred Oware.
He mentioned the distribution of free dustbin for every household, institution of scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy students and livelihood empowerment programme to equip the youth in skills training as examples of such benefits.
According to the chief, these and many more things have helped in transforming the lives of the people of Bui.
Meanwhile, BPA has commissioned resettlement secretariat at Bui and Jama in the Savannah Region.
The secretariat, which will be manned by personnel of BPA, will serve as a first point of call by the two communities anytime they have grievances that needs to be addressed by the Authority.