Kotokuom, a mainly farming community in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region, has benefitted from AirtelTigo’s “Yen Nkosuo Nti” initiative.
Through the initiative, the telecom company has commissioned and handed over a new 6-unit classroom block, headmaster’s office and furniture for pupils and teachers of the 70 year oldest Kotokuom R/C Primary School.
The project is a demonstration of the AirtelTigo’s commitment for the people in the community and contribution to national development, hence the decision by the company to build a new structure which has become a source of great joy to residents in the community.
They also supplied countless of protective and preventive equipments, PPEs to the school as part of their project to support government’s fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
AirtelTigo’s “Yen Nkosuo Nti” (because of our development) initiative is aimed at developing educational facilities in public schools in disadvantaged communities in the Ashanti, Bono and Ahafo regions.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony the Ashanti Regional Head of Commercials for AirtelTigo, Mr. Kwame Osafo-Amoah said When they launched the initiative, they said one percent of their proceeds from airtime recharge by their customers in the three regions will go into development of educational facilities.
“This project is a demonstration of our commitment for the people and contribution to national development. This would not have been possible without the support of our valued customers. We are grateful to the people for making it possible for us to impact lives positively in our communities” Mr Osafo-Amoah explained.
The Commercials head added that AirtelTigo remains committed to enriching lives through their social impact programs and innovative products and services such as data and voice bundles with no expiry which has now become a gold standard in Ghana’s mobile telecommunications industry.
The District Chief Executive, Hon Williams Darko was commended the giant telecommunication for such their unflinching support and clemency.
He, therefore, used the occasion to encourage all to continue to patronize the services of AirtelTigo.
“Accessing AirtelTigo services only means contributing to our own development. What we give to AirtelTigo comes back to us. Today we are all witnessed to how this school project by AirtelTigo is going to benefit our underserved communities. What a thoughtful and wonderful intervention,” the Chief Executive stated.
In a welcome note the Headteacher of the school Mr. Ibrahim Mujahid explained that, the school has not undergone any major renovation after 70 years of construction; hence resulting in the gradual deterioration of the school building.
To the management and staff of AirtelTigo, he said, “AirtelTigo, we are touched, and are really grateful. You continue to make mobile telephony simple for and accessible to us and now this school project.”
The School Head used the opportunity and appealed to the District Chief Executive and the District Assembly to provide the edifice with Computers and furniture and also fence wall to prevent being deteriorated by external activities.
However the project contractor and the Managing Director of Jabfram Construction Limited, Mr David Jabez Cobbina told newsmen that after able to clamp down the challenges associated with the construction such as lack of labour, transportation of materials to site due to the deplorable state of the road and many other factors, the company also was touched and provided some desks to the school.
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