Epiroc Equipment Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the Epiroc Group of companies, has renovated and handed over a four-unit Kindergarten (KG) block to the authorities of Anyinam Methodist ‘B’ School in Obuasi.
The gesture was part of activities to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the company’s operations in Ghana.
Madam Rhoda Aboagye, Human Resource and Business partner of Epiroc, while handing over the renovated block to the school, explained that, the project, estimated at GH¢222,911.40, aligns with the company’s objective of improving the standard of education, facilitating skills development and ensuring a sustainable local society.
She stated that the KG block was initiated by the erstwhile Atlas Copco, now Epiroc, in 2009, which renovated the then existing two-unit classroom block unit in addition to two newly built classrooms, making it a four-unit block.
According to her, education was Epiroc’s priority, hence, the project was one of their corporate social responsibilities, hence, the need to provide a safe and conducive environment for the kids to learn in.
She disclosed that, the scope of work covered including demolishing and alternation works, carpentry and joinery roofing, metal works, glazing, electrical works, fixtures and accessories, wall, foot screeding (terrazzo) and painting.
Mrs. Aboagye noted that the employees of Epiroc Ghana voluntarily contributed an amount of GH¢15,000 for the installation of two new gates of the school to improve on security.
The Managing Director of Epiroc Ghana, Anders Berglund, said as part of the 30th Anniversary of the company, the company presented a set of new furniture, sleeping mats, branded notebooks, water bottles and learning materials to the school.
The Obuasi Municipal Director of Education, George Alfred Koomson, lauded Epiroc for supporting the development of education in the Municipality.
He was optimistic that the renovated block would boost teaching and learning in the school.
The Education Director admonished parents to support the education of their wards, and appealed to them not to shirk their responsibilities towards supporting the educational needs of their wards as the government and other organisations were doing their part, for which parents should also play their roles effectively.
Rt. Rev. Baffour Asamoah Agyei, Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana, expressed his profound gratitude to Epiroc Ghana for giving a facelift to the school block.
He encouraged teachers of the school to double their efforts in ensuring quality education in the school, and the municipality as a whole.
Nana Amoabeng Kotoko, Odikro of Anyinam, saw the gesture by Epiroc as a confirmation of the company’s resolve to contribute to the development of the Anyinam community and Obuasi as a whole, and pleaded with other companies operating in Obuasi to emulate the Epiroc example and support the development of Obuasi.