Duncan Williams builds education facilities for Yahoman
The President and Founder of Compassion in Action Africa (CIA), Archbishop Duncan Williams, has called on Ghanaians not to regard the development of the nation as the sole responsibility of the government but as a shared duty by every citizen.
’All governments of the developed nations in the world today were not left on their own to build their nations and so we must not leave the development of our country to just the government of the day’,he said
Archbishop Williams, who is the General Overseer of the Action Chapel International, called on Ghanaians to put their differences aside and help to build the country together.
At a ceremony to hand over a six-unit classroom block and other facilities to the Ghana Education Service at Yahoman, the Archbishop expressed the hope that other churches, corporate and civil society organisations would emulate the gesture assist any government to move the nation forward.
Inaugurating the project, the First Lady, Mrs Lordina Dramani Mahama, thanked the archbishop for his compassion for the poor in Ghana, not only in the provision of good drinking water and quality education but also in the area of health care.
She also said the archbishop was also involved in the rehabilitation of drug addicts ‘realising the need to give real meaning to God’s work, which is extending a helping hand to the underprivileged in our society.
The archbishop has for several years been helping the underprivileged on a personal level and decided to establish this non-governmental organisation (NGO) to extend and widen the scale of support and assistance to the needy in the country’.
The six-unit classroom block, a computer laboratory, library, borehole and six-unit water closet toilet facilities were put up by CIA, a foundation set up by the General Overseer of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan William.
In a record time of eight months and at a very reasonable cost as compared to other national projects the facility was put up.
The project director, Rev. Charles Tetteh, attributed the rapid and smooth completion of the project to the strict adherence to guidelines to project management and commitment by the founder which the country and its leaders could adopt.
The infrastructure has come as a relief to students of the school who hitherto were attending classes in a nearby poultry farm and under trees with a nearby stagnant pond serving as drinking water for the community.
The chief of the community, Nii Yaho II, did not only express delight at the gesture of the construction of the classroom block, but the inclusion of potable drinking water, a toilet facility, a library and an ICT centre fitted with new computers.
Rev. Charles Tetteh, the project director, said the Yahoman project was the first of similar facilities to be constructed by the CIA in several other remote communities in the 10 regions of the country with the next stop being in the Volta Region.
This is a move by the foundation to assist the government in its drive to completely eradicate schools under trees in Ghana and promote quality education irrespective of one’s location or economic status.
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