Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kwamang
March 27, 2008
A native of Kwamang in the Ashanti Region, Mr Joseph Kwaku Duku, has financed the construction of a GH¢100,000 computer and library complex for the local Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Schools.
The facility, which was inaugurated by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr E.A. Owusu-Ansah, would also be used by students from other schools in the community.
Mr Duku, who is a businessman, said the decision to put up the complex was a means of repaying the community that had made him what he was today.
He stated that he saw education as the bedrock of national development, and therefore, felt fufilled for being able to accomplish his dream of supporting educational development in his native Kwamang.
Mr Duku advised children in the area to take advantage of the facility to broaden their knowledge.
Inaugurating the complex, Mr Owusu-Ansah said the world was witnessing an unprecedented change and anything short of quality education would not be in the interest of the nation.
“It is for this reason that we urge philanthropists and non-governmental organisations to team up with the government in the provision of basic infrastructure to improve the quality of teaching and learning in our schools,” he said.
The regional minister observed that quality education offered children the opportunity to seek knowledge that would impact on the body, mind and characters of the children.
He entreated citizens of various communities in the region both at home and abroad to give a little back to their towns and villages which brought them up.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsuta-Kwamang-Beposo, Mr Kwame Osei Prempeh, said Ghana needed people like Mr Duku to advance its development agenda.
He promised to build another library for the town to ease pressure on the already existing facilities.
Mr Osei Prempeh said the government had created opportunities for people to go about their businesses freely and, therefore, urged the people to support the government for it to do more for them.
The Omanhene of Kwamang, Barima Abeyie Ntori Nimpa II, said parents had the responsibility to take care of their children’s education.