A total of 24,830 cedis have been donated by the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Thomas Owusu Ansah, Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Francis Adabor-Manu and some key stakeholders in support of a Home Coming Programme dreamt to garner financial and material support for developmental projects in the District.
The MP was first to donate 5,000 cedis followed by the DCE with 10,000 cedis at event organised on Tuesday February 15, 2022 at the District Assembly Com Room, to lay bare some developmental projects, launch a Home Coming Programme and inaugurate committees to assign responsibilities to ensure the success of the Programme.
In their collective effort, assembly members present at the event donated a cash of 2,000 in support of the Programme scheduled for April 15 to April 17,2022 at Fawoman.
Mr Kaleem Abdallah Adam, District Coordinating on behalf of the management of the District Assembly donated 1,000 in addition to providing technical support and granting building permit for the projects.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church through Pastor Michael Ampem, donated 1,000 cedis and promised to add more in due course.
Among the institutions that doled out monies in support of the Programme were Mponua Rural Bank Limited, Ahafo Ano Premier Bank Limited, Adugyama SHS, District Directorate of Education.
Through self help initiatives, stakeholders at local level with little or no support from the central government, will be responsible for the initiating, planning, executing and completing developmental projects.
All things considered, Mr Owusu Ansah stated that, the MP and I have desired that at most within the next ten years, District could have a nursing and midwifery training college, boarding house facilities for Adugyama and Sabronum SHSs, Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) school and establish educational fund.
Explaining the need for a tertiary school in District, particularly nursing training college, the DCE stated, out of 70 applications submitted for admission, only five were successful.
The situation, he said, would have been different if there was a nursing training college in the District.
The Home Coming Programme is dubbed “Developing Ahafo Ano South-East District Through Self Help Initiatives”.
The organising committee has been tasked to come out with activities to make the Programme a momentous and success.
Myvoicenews.com has been reliably informed that, after this year’s celebration, the Programme will be organised annually at different locations.
With the DCE to grace the launch of the Home Coming and inauguration of committees were Mr Issah Ibrahim, Presiding Member, Nana Boakye Yiadom Kotoko, chief of Adugyama, and Nana Awuah Gyau Atuoni, Gyaasehene of Sabronum.
The rest were Mr Kaleem Abdallah Adam, District Coordinating Director, Mr Hamid Kramo, District Director of Education, Mr Emmanuel Asuah Dadzie, Headmaster Adugyama SHS.
Also in attendance were traditional leaders, assembly members, heads of departments, religious leaders and well-meaning natives of the district.
Thomas Awuah Asem, Adugyama.