Gold Fields Ghana Foundation inaugurates HuniVass girls’ dormitory

Gold Fields Ghana Foundation inaugurates HuniVass girls’ dormitory

Divisional Chief of Bosomtwe, Nana Kwabena Amponsah IV and other dignitaries

cutting the tape to inaugurate the new girls dormitory

Abosso Goldfields Limit­ed (AGL) through Gold Fields Ghana Foundation (GFGF), has inaugurated a 350–bed girls’ dormitory to improve accommodation at Huni Valley Senior High School (HUNIVASS) in the Western Region.

Initiated in 2019, the $980,000 two-storey block was executed by Boison Construc­tion Limited in three years.

The scope of work includ­ed four teachers’ apartments with guest rooms, washrooms, double – decker beds, ter­razzo floors, ironing rooms, a borehole, storage tank and landscaping.

In her keynote address, Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann of the Department of Biomed­ical Engineering, University of Ghana, Legon, and the Quiz Mistress of the Nation­al Mathematics and Science Quiz (NMSQ) stressed the importance of investing in the education.

Prof. Kaufmann, said edu­cation ensured people were capable and useful to them­selves, families, communities and nations.

She said she was passionate about education since it pro­duced knowledgeable people who could solve problems and work together to ensure the development of the country.

Prof. Kaufmann said women provided distinctive viewpoints in decision- making, solved complex problems, provided better solutions and better ideas.”

“We have to work together to get solutions to our prob­lems. We cannot afford to leave the young ladies behind. When we do so we do it at our own risk.” she stated.

She praised the 65 per­cent enrolment of females at HUNIVASS and encouraged the girls to study hard and justify the investment made in them.

Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of Gold Fields West Africa, Mr Joshua Morto­ti, said GFGF had improved health and education service delivery in the two munici­palities of Tarkwa -Nsuaem and Prestea- Huni Valley.

He said the Founda­tion had invested about US$9.5million in education for the Tarkwa and Damang host communities.

Mr Mortoti said, GFGF investments in the dormi­tory was to help tackle the accommodation deficit for girls at HUNIVASS and also reduce the number of fe­male students who resided in off-campus.

One of Gold Fields’ Envi­ronment, Social and Govern­ance (ESG) targets, Mr Morto­ti revealed, was to increase the percentage of women on its area of operation to 30 percent by 2030.

Western Regional Min­ister, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, thanked GFGF for the support and urged the students to study hard and be guided by the exploits of Prof. Kaufmann to become responsible citizens of Ghana.

 From Clement Adzei Boye, Huni Valley

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