Ghana’s largest power generation company, Volta River Authority (VRA), on Friday, started the distribution of educational materials and items intended to help fight Covid-19 to 16,000 pupils in 30 selected schools in five regions of Ghana.
The items include VRA branded exercise books, water bottles, pencils, pens, mathematical sets, hand sanitizers and Veronica buckets.
The beneficiary pupils are drawn from Greater Accra, Volta Region, Eastern Region, Western Region and Bono East.
Speaking at the commencement of the distribution of the items at Nkwakubew in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region, the Chief Executive Officer of VRA, Ing.Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa noted that the distribution of the educational and covid-19 materials was part of the Authority’s 60th Anniversary celebration.
He said the Authority invested GHS2 million in procuring the items with the aim of supporting the development of school children in their operational areas.
Human development, he said is paramount to the Authority, hence the decision to undertake the exercise.
Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the items by studying hard in other to excel academically.
The VRA CEO noted that the outbreak of Covid-19 has taught the world the need to appreciate science and technology, saying VRA had, therefore, decided to use drones to receive some of the items to enable the school children develop interest in science and technology.
The District Chief Executive for Asuogyaman, Hon. Samuel Agyekum commended VRA for taking interest in the development of the people in the area.
He charged the beneficiary school children to take advantage of the items and study hard to improve their academic performance.
The District Director for Education, Mrs Theodora Kutorkor Entee said the district has been benefiting a lot from VRA and praised the Authority for continuously supporting the district.