Sokode Youth raises support for SOSTECH water project

Sokode The youth of Sokode, a Ho Suburb, with support from the old students of Sokode Senior High Technical School (SOSTECH) have raised GH?10,000.00 to construct a mechanised borehole for the school.

The initiative was necessitated by the acute water shortage in the school with students seen in the Sokode community in search of water in streams, wells and homes during lesson periods.

An amount of GH?5,800.00 was raised by the youth of Sokode through social media platforms with the remaining realised at a ceremony by the Youth to honour founding fathers of the School.

The honours day was to appreciate the immense and selfless contributions and sacrifices made by some individuals and groups to the school in the past 23 years.

Among the founding fathers honoured were Mr. Samuel Senanu Frank Lawson- Doe, first headmaster, Mr. Vincent Kofi Dakey-Mensah, Mr. Samuel Billy Sunnu, Mr. Richard AgboduDzomeku, TogbeFiaKoku III, Mr. Samuel Dzomeku, Dr. Emmanuel Adinkra and Mr. Francis Belley.

In a speech read on his behalf, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister appreciated the tireless efforts of the celebrants to the socio-economic development of the region.

Mr. Mac-Billions Bansah, Public Relations Officer of the Planning Committee for the occasion said the project would provide the School with two storage tanks, all estimated at GH?18,000.00.

He was hopeful the intervention would enhance teaching and learning in the School and also improve sanitation.

Mr. Alphonse Belley, Chairman of the Planning Committee called for support from corporate Ghana and individuals, specially, the old students to make the School, a choice for technical education.

Mr. Samuel Ayissah, headmaster, SOSTECH said the school which was started in 1996 with only 28 students, 17 boys and 11 girls, now has student population of 1,230.

He said the school had witnessed an increase in student enrolment over the years but the classrooms were inadequate to accommodate them and also lack of furniture.

Mr. Ayissah said the school felt privileged to have administration block, 18-unit classroom block, multipurpose dining hall and bungalows for teachers.

He said though the school was young it had achieved a lot in sports and academics, notably, winning the national debate championship and taking part in the National Science and Maths Quiz.

Source: Ghana News Agency