THE GIRLS Dormitory of the Odumaseman Senior High School, located in Odumase in the Sunyani West Municipality in the Bono Region, can now boast a merchanised borehole constructed by the Managing Director of SIC Life Savings & Loans, Amma Frimpomaa Dwumah.
The borehole is expected to serve the entire Girls Dormitory after several years of students having to grapple with water problems.
The Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Issah Baffoe, led the commissioning ceremony.
The Headmaster of Odumaseman Senior High School (SHS), Mr. Joseph Abudu, who received the water facility on behalf of the school, expressed appreciation for the gesture and thanked Amma Frimpomaa and her team.
According to Madam Frimpomaa Dwumah, who is a native of the area, the building of the borehole formed part of her annual donations to hospitals, clinics, and orphanages.
She, however, said this time around, she decided to target the school in her hometown, Odomaseman SHS.
“I was informed that they needed a borehole for their girls’ dormitory, so my donations for this year focused on the school. There was this situation where the girls always go outside the school boundaries in search of an essential commodity like water. This was very disturbing, to say the least,” she lamented.
She said she believed strongly that what she had done would go a long way to address the water challenges at the girls dormitory.
She further explained that the project was long completed around the month of May but because of the Covid-19 period, they could not officially hand it over.
“Since President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that final-year students can go back to school, we decided to use the opportunity to commission the borehole for it to be used as the students continue to stay in school,” the CEO of SIC Life Savings And Loans stated.
She went on to add that this is a time that water has become critical, especially where students need to observe strict preventive Covid-19 protocols by continuously washing their hands.
“I am personally glad that this project has seen the light of day. I urge all the students to take good care of it and further challenge the school authorities to keep a close eye on this water facility to help us maintain it and prolong its lifespan,” Madam Frimpomaa Dwumah said.
She also advised the final-year students to study hard and prepare well for their exams whilst observing and obeying all safety and preventive protocols associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.