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Regional News of Thursday, 30 September 2021

Source: Simon Aikins, Contributor

Saddick Adams constructs two mechanised boreholes for his alma mater

Sports Journalist, Baba Saddick Adams Sports Journalist, Baba Saddick Adams

Sports Journalist, Baba Saddick Adams, affectionately known in the sports industry as Sports Obama has constructed two mechanised boreholes for his alma mater, Asanteman Senior High School.

According to the 2018 Sports Journalist of The Year, a harrowing news report about his alma mater suffering water shortages was brought to his attention some months ago.

In a post on Facebook, he stated, "Couple of months ago, there was a news report about my alma mater, Asanteman Senior High School. Students in the boarding usually had water shortages especially when Ghana Water stops flowing through taps. This really affected the Girls Hostel. Someone tagged me knowing I was an old student."

He made it known that he contacted the District Chief Executive of Amansie South District, Hon. Clement Opoku Gyamfi, a schoolmate on the way forward.

According to him, Hon. Clement Opoku Gyamfi bought into the idea of providing mechanised boreholes to alleviate the plight of the students, adding that, they decided to save portions of their monthly salaries in order to make the plan a reality to mark their birthdays in September.

He stated that "I discussed this with my brother, Hon. Clement Opoku Gyamfi CID, with who I was in the in the school and members of the 2006 Year Group. We both felt embarrassed by the news. But then we vowed to save parts of our monthly earnings up until it's enough to construct two mechanised boreholes. We planned to do this to mark our birthdays which fall in September. It wouldn't take long to realise this."

Saddick Adams and Hon. Clement Opoku Gyamfi were at the school on Tuesday, September 28 to commission the mechanised boreholes for the Girls' Dormitory. He further added that they also donated various items including dustbins and hundreds of buckets.

The Angel FM and TV Sports Journalist espoused that they are pleased to have been offered the chance to give back to the alma mater that has groomed them to become men of substance.

He wrote, "We are proud to have partly given back to and solved a problem of a society and of a community that greatly impacted on us."

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