Ganorma Agro Chemicals (GAC) – a leading agro inputs importer and distributor in the Northern Region over the weekend commissioned a fully furnished three-unit classroom block for the Al Hoda Islamic School at Shishegu of the Sagnarigu Municipality.
The project, which was constructed at a cost of GH¢ 300,000, has two offices and two washrooms targeted to ease congestion among students in the school.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony at the school premises, Alhaji A. Ganiyu Sulemana Chief Executive Officer of Ganorma Agro chemicals, said the gesture is part of series of projects done by GAC, under its 2019 corporate social responsibility programs in the region.
He indicated that GAC has put in more efforts through its yearly projects and programs to put smiles on the faces of individuals, institutions and communities in the region.
He stressed that the company had invested several amount of money in various projects in the Northern Region by providing services such as extension of electricity and pipe born water to communities, which Shishegu is the beneficiary of the project. He added that the GAC also supported 20 brilliant but needy students to tertiary institutions.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Alhaji Ganiyu Sulemana , stated that GAC executed the project at the Sagnarigu Municipality and to make it public for other businesses and corporate bodies to emulate to support the development of schools in the region.
The CEO of Ganorma Agro Chemicals speaking, however challenge over 50 companies participating in planting for food and jobs to construct at least three unit classrooms block each to support government to overcome infrastructure deficit at the education sector in the country.
“Again, I wish to put a challenge to the over 50 companies participating in Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) to at least construct a 3 unit classroom block each to help government overcome the infrastructure deficit bedeviling the education sector in the country”, he indicated.
Alhaji Ganiyu has therefore encouraged the pupils in the school to take their studies seriously to enable them secure better future.
The CEO of GAC on behalf of farmers in the region also thank government for subsidizing component of the PJP, which saw prices of fertilizer decreased by 50% whiles certified seed decreased by 75%. He has however appealed to government to make seed component free in the 2020 PFJ program.
.On her part the Sagnarigu Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hajia Mariam Iddrisu, expressed appreciation to GAC for its diverse assistance, especially in the area of supporting and enhancing quality education at rural areas in the region.
She said government alone could not bear the responsibility of providing the required funding and logistics to ensure the delivery of quality education to the Ghanaian children and appealed to other NGOs, philanthropists, charitable organizations and corporate organizations to emulate GAC gesture to augment government’s effort in that respect. She has therefore call on both staff and parents to embrace the project for them to benefit from it.
The Northern Regional Minister Salifu Sa-eed who also graced the ceremony commended the chief executive officer of Ganorma Agro Chemicals for his kind gesture and assured him of government readiness to partner with him to make farming activities attractive in this part of the country.
The staff and pupils of Al Hoda Islamic School expressed their gratitude to the Ganorma Agro Chemical for the facility and appealed for more support from the benevolent organizations.
Source:Alhassan Yakubu | www.Diamondfmonline.com| Ghana