General News of Saturday, 7 February 2015
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has threatened to disconnect power supply to the Ashanti School for the Deaf at Jamasi in the Sekyere South District over GH¢ 93,000 unpaid bills.
The power distributor is demanding that the amount is settled immediately and that they would not countenance any further delay.
Mr. Ofosu Boakye, Headmaster, said the uncomfortable situation they find themselves had been caused by the lack of funds, adding that, for some time now, the inflow of government’s subvention to run the institution had ceased.
He said things were rough and the going, getting pretty tough by the day.
He complained about inadequate accommodation and problems with water supply.
Mr. Boakye was receiving assorted items costing about GH¢ 6,000, donated by the ‘New Era Acappella”, a singing group within the New-Tafo Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Kumasi, in support of the upkeep of the students.
These included 10 bags of rice, two bags of maize, a bag each of “gari” and beans, five boxes of key bar soap, 72 pieces of flashlight, large quantity of sandals, bags of sachet water, loaves of bread and margarine.
Mr. Boakye said the donation was a welcomed relief to the school and thanked the group for the gesture.
The school, established in 1973, has a population of 595 students made up of 258 girls and 337 boys.
Elder Wilfred Nana Asabre Mensah, Public Relations Officer of the Group, said it was their contribution towards caring for the socially disadvantaged.