General Secretary of the Ghana Mineworkers Union, GMWU, Abdul-Moomin Gbana, has advised students to study hard because the future that lies ahead of them is great.
He said education is to prepare them to contribute constructively to Ghana’s development in all fields of endeavours including the mining sector.
Mr. Gbana was speaking during a presentation to the infirmary of the OLA Girls Senior High School at Kenyase.
The union also made donations to other institutions at Patmos Children’s Home at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, Tarkwa Municipal Hospital in the Western Region and Adausena Health Centre at New Abirem in the Eastern Region.
It formed part of the union’s contribution to the development of human resources and health and safety of Ghanaians, especially in mining communities.
OLA Girls Senior High School at Kenyase received Hospital Beds with Mattresses, Drip Stands, Bedside Cabinets, High Blood Pressure Devices and Pulse Oxymeter for use at its infirmary.
Two students from Patmos Children’s Home at Obuasi were offered eight thousand Ghana cedis scholarships per year to pursue their three-year course at the Offinso College of Education.
Tarkwa Municipal Hospital was presented with Cardiac Monitor for the Pediatric Unit, while Adausena Health Centre at New Abirem, received 55″ inch Television and Desktop Computer. The donations were made recently as part of activities making Ghana Mineworkers Union’s Maiden Miners week.
Leadership of the GMWU made up of the National Chairman- Mensah Kwarko Gyarkari, Deputy General Secretary, Jerry Andoh and Head of Training and Programmes- Mrs. Vida Brewu, made the donations to the beneficiary educational and health institutions and also paid courtesy calls on some chiefs at Abirem, Obuasi and Tarkwa.
The National Chairman. Mensah Gyarkari said the visit to the chiefs was to assure them of the determination of the leadership of GMWU to engage with them so that together they can lead the crusade for better infrastructure for the mining communities.
He said since their members leave and work in such communities, improvement in infrastructure, especially the road network will also impact positively on their living conditions.