As part of meeting their social obligations, Management of Okomfo Anokye Rural Bank Ltd. in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region over the weekend presented 100 bags of cement worth GH¢3,280.00 to the Osei Kyerekyie Senior High School (popularly called Okess) to solve part of the school’s pressing challenges.
Presenting the items on behalf of the General Manager of the Bank, Mr Peter Abako Gariya, the Operations Manager of the Bank, Apostle Isaiah Ameyaw-Amankwaah disclosed that recently the authorities of the school submitted a letter to the bank to solicit for assistance to enable them construct fence wall of the school to avoid persistent encroachment of the school’s land as well as to safeguard the students from armed robbery attacks.
Apostle Ameyaw said upon receiving the letter, management deliberated on the issue and finally approved to support the school with 100 bags of cement after considering the important role education plays in the society to develop an effective economy. According to the Opera-tions Manager, his boss, Mr Goriya appealed to other cooperate organisations and well-meaning Ghanaians to emulate their bank’s gesture and go to the school’s aid either in cash or in kinds and also advised the students to learn hard so that they would come out as responsible citizens and contribute their quota towards national development.
Receiving the items, the headmistress of the school, Mrs Mary Cromwell Owusu thanked the bank for their gesture and underscored that Okess has been in existent for over eighty years, it still lack fencing of its walls thus attracting encroachers and armed robbers who persistently disturb the peace of the school. The headmistress said currently the school has become the arena of encroachers, criminals and was of the hope that other cooperate organisations, Non-govern-mental organisations, well-meaning citizens of the country would come to their aid to arrest the bitter challenges facing the school.
Among the bank’s official who witnessed the programme was Mr Poku Michael who doubles as the branch Manager of Pankronu.