Ghanaian-American comedian Michael Blackson has commissioned his much-talked-about academy at Agona Nsaba in the Central Region of Ghana.
The US-based entertainer’s commission brought together chiefs of the town, diasporans, friends of the comedian and people of the town to witness it.
This will be Michael Blackson’s first major project in Ghana since he started visiting after staying in the United States for 20 years.
The program started with a scripture reading from the comedian’s pastor mother who encouraged the residents to educate their children.
She also expressed excitement at the project and told the dignitaries her joy at seeing the school finally being built and ready for the children in the community.
“Thank you to people like Wisdom who was working on this project with Michael. It’s not been easy here, from masons, electricians and carpenters to plumbers and everyone who worked on this project, I say thank you to you all. Let’s also educate our children,” she said.
Michael Blackson told a story of how he had plans of building a school for the people of the community after he met some children during a visit to Agona Nsaba.
He also thanked his friends and people who came from various countries to support him.
“All my friends from the diaspora, everybody who came from Liberia, the States [Atlanta, New York, Washington DC], my Nigerian friends, I want to thank all of you for being here,” he said.
He also encouraged people to put God first in everything they do, stressing that with God, whatever anyone wants to achieve in life, they will accomplish it.
Mr Blackson explained the four flags that have been placed in front of the school.
He stated that Ghana is his blood, Liberia raised him, Nigeria gave him some discipline and the United States taught him how to give back.
An amount of ¢10,000 and $2000 was donated to the school by True Queens Foundation.
Representatives from HAP Awards also donated some books and dolls to the school, and a young boy also presented a portrait of the comedian.
The chief of Agona Nsaba, Okeseku Afari Mintah III who was impressed with the project thanked Michael Blackson and his team.
He also encouraged people in the community to help maintain the edifice so that it can go a long way to produce great future leaders.
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