Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine – Tarkwa cuts sod for the construction of Six Unit Classroom Block at Awudau 3

Methodist Primary School in the Prestea Huni Valley Students of Awudua municipality will in the next four months have a six-unit classroom block and an auxiliary facility in addition to their already existing structure to help improve teaching and learning in the school.

The project which is being financed by Anglogold Ashanti is expected to begin this month and be ready in January.  The completion of the project will be a relief to students of the school as congestion in the existing classrooms will be reduced.

Speaking to the media at the sod-cutting ceremony, the Acting Managing Director of Anglogold Ashanti, Mr. Stephen Asante Yammoh indicated that the management of the mining company had realized the need to provide the facility and are willing and ready to do so as part of their corporate social responsibilities.

The Municipal Chief Executive Officer of the Prestea Huni Valley Municipality Hon. Mozart Kweku Owuh also praised the various corporate bodies in the municipality for their role in helping to provide the best educational facilities for students in the municipality. 2 2

He indicated that Fedco a cocoa buying company and it’s Affiliate recently provided a six-unit classroom block and an auxiliary facility for the people of Atwereboanda and was delighted to hear of a similar project being carried out by AngloGold Ashanti – a move which he believes will go a long way to improve education in the municipality and Ghana as a whole.

The Gyasehene of Apinto traditional area Nana Adarkwa also heaped praised on Anglogold Ashanti and indicated that the new facility will reduce congestion in the school.

By Agyaba Kwame koranteng.

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