Chiefs and elders of Obom offer land for SHS block

By Alex Ofori Agyekum, GNA    

Obom (G/A), Sept. 17, GNA – The chiefs and
elders of Obom of Ga South, in the Greater Accra Region, have offered land for
the construction of a Senior High School (SHS) to cater for the growing student
population in the area.

A seven-member educational committee set up by
the Chief of Obom, Nii Kpakpo Amaatey II, have also raised an amount of
GH¢15,981.00 for an Educational Trust Fund, to assist brilliant but needy
school-going children in the community.

Nii Amaatey made this known in an interview
with the Ghana News Agency, at the end of their week-long Homowo Festival at
Obom, at the weekend.

He said education had been his priority and
lauded government’s SHS Double Track system, saying that, without education the
nation’s future would be bleak.

Naa Amaaley Aku Shika I, the Queen Mother of
Obom, said the setting up of the Educational Trust Fund would help promote the
education of children in the area and, especially, assist to reduce teenage
pregnancy.

She advised the youth to be serious with their
education and avoid wasting their time on films and the social media.

Nii Asafoatse Amaatey, the Youth Leader of
Obom, advised the youth to refrain from tobacco smoking, alcoholism and other
negative social vices that would in future ruin their lives and deprive society
of their needed support.

GNA

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