The Managing Director of SIC Life Savings & Loans, Amma Frimpomaa Dwumah, has constructed a mechanised borehole for Odumaseman Senior High School located in Odumasi in the Sunyani West Municipality in Bono Region,
The completed borehole is expected to serve the entire girls’ dormitory after several years of the students grappling with water issues.
The Municipal Director of Education, Mr Issah Baffoe, led the opening ceremony.
The Headmaster of Odumaseman Senior High School, Mr Joseph Abudu, was appreciative of the gesture and thanked Ms Dwumah and her team for the gesture.
According to Ms Dwumah, who is also a native of the area, the building of the borehole formed part of her annual donations to hospitals, clinics, and orphanages.
"I was informed that they needed a borehole for their girls’ dormitory, so, my donations for this year focused on the school. There was this situation where they always go outside the school boundaries in search of an essential commodity like water. This was very disturbing to say the least," she lamented.
She believed strongly that what she has done will go a long way to address the water challenges at the girls’ dormitory.
She further explained that the project was long completed around the month of May but because of the COVID-19 period, they could not officially hand it over to the school authorities.
"Since President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that final-year students can go back to school, we decided to use the opportunity to commission the borehole for it to be used, as the students continue to stay in school," the CEO of SIC Life Savings and Loans stated.
She went on to add that this is a time that water has become critical, especially where students need to observe preventive COVID-19 protocols by continuously washing their hands.
"I am personally glad that this project has seen the light of day. I urge all the students to take good care of it and further challenge the school authorities to keep a close eye on this water facility to help us maintain it and prolong its lifespan,” Ms Dwumah appealed.