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Regional News of Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Source: Daily Guide Network

Mfantsipim gets GHc450,000 Water and Sanitation project

A colorful ceremony has been held at Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast to commence the construction of a GHc450,000 water and sanitation project for the school.

The project, after completion, would help tackle perennial water shortage in the school as well as improve the sanitation.

The project is expected to be commissioned by November 2015 during the school’s 139th Speech and Prize Giving Day.

It is being financed by the Old Students Association, popularly known as (MOBA) and other benevolent organizations.

J.K, Simpson, the headmaster of school, recently made an appeal to help address health and sanitation problems facing the school.

Speaking at a ceremony, the Ebusaupanyin of MOBA, Capt. Paul Forjoe stated that the association set up a committee to look into the request made by the headmaster.

He explained said the committee discovered that there was the need to increase the number of water intake pipelines of the school from two to four from the main Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) water supply lines to augment water flow to the school.

The Committee also called for the construction of additional specialized environmentally friendly toilets, water tank reservoir farm for distribution to the school, as well as rehabilitation of bathrooms and old toilet at the cost of GHc350,000.

Additionally, he said 52 toilet facilities would also be constructed at the cost of GHc100,000 and expected to be completed in December this year.

The chairman of Water and Sanitation Committee, William Amanfu, in an address, advised the students to effectively maintain the facilities to enable more people benefit from them.

Mr Simpson thanked the old students for their immense contribution towards the development of the institution.

He hinted that the school currently has a population of 1,900, stressing that sanitation must be improved to boost academic performance.

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