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General News of Monday, 11 February 2019


OWASS Old Boys rescue school with 17-seater toilet to end open defecation

After exclusive reports by Kumasi-based Pure FM in collaboration with on the use of wooden slabs ‘hweetem’ as toilet facility at one of the premier second cycle institutions in the Ashanti Region, the Opoku Ware School (OWASS), old students of the institutions have gone to the rescue of their alma mater.

The old boys through their National Executive Committee (NEC) and the AV/AQ year group are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the speedy completion of an ultramodern 17-seater facility to help solve lavatory issues in the school as students were seen defecating in the open as at last week

In a letter signed by Kat. Rodney Nkrumah Boateng AF147 (NEC Secretary of the Old Boys Association) and sighted by, the association expressed disappointment in the bad press the school has received over the development and further noted that the revelation has brought a much better insight into how they can help push the image of the school to the well-deserved standard befitting the premier boys senior high school in the Ashanti Region.

The letter read in part, “NEC has taken careful stock of the issues arising from the state of toilet facilities at OWASS following a programme on Kumasi-based Pure FM radio station.

Whilst we share in the general disappointment that the school has received bad press following this story, we also believe it presents an opportunity to us to address this and wider issues in the school, especially as far as alumni year group projects are concerned.”

A visit by and Pure Morning Drive crew on Thursday indeed confirmed that measures have been taken to rectify the abnormality as works on the new lavatory building receiving significant boost.