HFC Investments, a subsidiary of HFC Bank, commissioned a mechanized borehole for students of Manchie M/A Basic School in the Ga West.
Estimated at GHS19,000 ($4,200), the borehole project was completed within two months to serve students and staff of the school. Funds were raised through employee donations.
The project is a follow up to a previous outreach by HFC Investments in 2016 during which HFC constructed a 3-unit classroom block for the same school.
With the borehole facility located on the school’s premises pupils will no longer walk long distances in search of water or join long winding queues at limited boreholes in the small farming community. This is what a pupil of the school had to say:
We can now heave a sigh of relief. No more walking long distances, carrying buckets on our heads to fetch water. Now we can study better because we don’t have to use school hours to go in search of water.
General Manager of HFC Investments Peter Larbi-Yeboa commended the initiative and innovation of staff volunteers that made the outreach possible. Mr. Larbi Yeboa indicated the benefactors commitment to continue to positively influence lives in the community no matter how small.
The following were present at the commissioning and were full of praise for HFC Investments: Benjamin R. Akoto (Assembly Member for Sam-sam electoral), Samuel N. Omarboe (representative of the Chief of Manchie), Beverly D. Bartels (Deputy Director of Finance and Administration at the Municipal Directorate) and Kingsley Adobah (Headmaster of the school).
Source: Citifmonline.com | Pearl A. Ofori