Yinkson and Oma Group, a joint Venture ownership operating and maintaining the country’s third FPSO on behalf ENI, have constructed and handed over an auditorium complex worth $1.2 million to the Nkroful Agriculture Senior High School (NASS) in the Ellembelle District of the region.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, then the Petroleum Minister, used his good offices to initiate the project getting the Yinkson and Oma Group to sponsor the cost.
The facility has all the modern devices a modern auditorium could boast off.
Considering the importance the people of Nzema attach to the facility, the Paramount Chief of Lower Axim, Awulae Attibrukusu III, the Member of Parliament for the area, Armah Kofi Buah, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Kwasi Bonzo Kay, the Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission, Mr. Ebert Faibille, joined the initiator of the project to cut the ribbon signaling the opening of the new edifice.
Addressing the gathering seated in the new auditorium, the Headmistress of the school, Madam Esther Vidda, was full of praise for the sitting.
Armah Kofi Buah, the DCE and the Paramount Chief are all products of NASS.
Prior to the construction of the new auditorium, the school was battling with its small-sized Assembly Hall, which was unable to accommodate the number of students.
“We cherish this auditorium, and I am proud to say in the whole of the Western Region, this is the largest auditorium built on the soil of NASS. And to you, our MP, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, you are a shining example.”
With the 2,000-seater capacity auditorium built for the school, Headmistress Vidda was sure it would lead to new things coming their way.
She, however, appealed to the gathering to help the school, which was battling with accommodation problems in the areas of classroom blocks, to find a solution to it.
The District Chief Executive, Kwasi Bonzo Kay, said commended the MP for lobbying to bring the project to his alma mater.
Bonzo Kay advised the students to see the edifice as their own and put it to good use.
He said the edifice was going to fundamentally change the face of the school.
He pledged, as DCE, to form a committee to see to the running of the auditorium for conferences and other social programmes to generate income for the school.
On his part, the Member of Parliament, Armah Kofi Buah, however, asked the gathering to rather thanked Yinson and Oma for agreeing to sponsor the construction of the edifice.
Awulae Attibrukusu, who chaired the function, was of full of praise for the MP for using his good offices to bring such a project to the school.
“As old student of NASS, I will stand on behalf of the past and present students to thank the Elembelle Legislator for actualising the dream of the school to have such an auditorium.”
The Country Manager for Yinson, Ari Lehthon, thanked the MP and DCE for the support they both gave the company leading to the completion of the auditorium.
A citation at the end of the programme was presented to the MP and the Ellembelle District Assembly.