From Naabenyin Joojo Amissah, Ebu .
The Central Regional first vice chairman of the NPP, Mr Horace Ekow Ewusi has renovated a 4 Unit classroom block with an office for the New Ebu Catholic School.
Built in 1954 by Bishop Porter, it was the first and only Middle School in the area and served communities such as Old Ebu, Ohiaba and Methodist Primary.
Until recently, pupils who successfully completed their primary school education at the above communities proceeded to Catholic JHS at New Ebu.
However, the 64 year old school block that had nurtured and moulded several people within the catchment area became dilapidated and unusable.
The deplorable nature of the building touched the heart of Mr Ekow Ewusi, who then decided to renovate it.
After a successful completion of the renovation, a colourful ceremony was held on Friday where the renovated building was officially handed over to the education Directorate.
Delivering a speech during the handing over ceremony, Mr Ewusi noted that quality education was one of the surest ways through which the gap between the rich and the poor in society could be bridged.
“I believe that individually, we can all contribute our quota to national development. If we support government’s effort, we can develop,” he stated.
This, he said, motivated him to renovate the school so that teaching and learning could continue to take place in a congenial atmosphere.
Mr Ewusi stressed that agriculture and education have remained two paramount areas that could help the nation to develop.
He, therefore, appealed to Ghanaians to take agriculture seriously, adding that agriculture could be used to end the rural-urban migration in the country.
Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr Adjei Baffoe, on behalf of the Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, praised Mr Ewusi for the gesture.
He observed that Ghana can move forward at a faster pace if all wealthy people in society could emulate Mr Ewusi’s gesture.
Mr Baffoe appealed to parents, teachers, the community and the pupils to see the facility as theirs and take good care of it.
Apart from paying fully for the renovation works, Mr Ewusi also donated exercise books, set of jerseys, computers, football kits and furniture to other schools in the town.
The renovation, as well as all the items presented to the schools on the occasion cost Mr Ewusi GH¢ 290,000.