Melcom Group of Companies under the Melcom Care Foundation has outdoored 64 modern Washroom Facilities to be given out to some selected schools nationwide.
The 64 units at a total cost of about ¢500,000.00 will be distributed to about 9 schools in three Regions: Volta, Greater Accra and Eastern Regions as the 1st batch of beneficiary institutions.
The 1st batch of beneficiary schools selected include: Nsawam Senior High School, Nsawam Methodist Primary and JHS, Akatsi College of Education, Tefle Primary and JHS.
Others are: Sokpoe D/A Primary and JHS, Tema Kotobabi TMA, Tema Community 5 No. 1 TMA Primary B School, Accra Wesley Girls Senior High School and Accra St. Theresa’s School Complex.
The next batch of schools will be those in need, identified from the other regions in Ghana.
In his remarks at the outdooring ceremony, the Group Director of Communications, Godwin Avenorgbo said each facility comes with “raised concrete platform for mounting Portable Water Closet, Bio Digester to connect to sewage line, 2,200 Ltrs. overhead water tanks, Water Pump with booster per overhead and Plumbing for inter connection.
Mr. Avenorgbo could not hide his joy as he happily stressed the point that “the outdooring of these modern and latest designs of washroom units for distribution to various schools in Ghana meant for the use of pupils and students at various levels of the Educational Ladder: Primary, Junior High School, Senior High School and Tertiary Institutions”.
“Today, we are happy to outdoor modern washroom facilities which we hope will go a long way to enhance water and sanitation for good health in our educational institutions in Ghana,” he noted.
“You would recall that in 2019 as part of planned projects to give back to society in celebrating 30 successful years of Melcom business operations in Ghana, we named a top priority item that we hope would bring relief to many deprived schools in the delivery of water and sanitation services.”
The Chairman of Melcom Group of Companies, Bhagwan Khubchandani, advised that “beneficiary schools should take good care of it for them to last longer”.
He gave an indication that “Melcom is willing and ready to give more if it’s used well and maintained well”.
“These donations bring to an end a year-long celebration of 30 years anniversary of the Group, for doing retailing business in Ghana.”
Story filed by Edzorna Francis Mensah.