The Mining Department Senior Staff Welfare Association of AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem (AAI) Gold mines has handed over a GH¢20,000 teachers’ quarters to the chief and people of Kwame Tsintsin community in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality.
The three-bed room self-contained apartment, is to accommodate teachers who are posted to the area.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Stephen Asante Yamoah, senior manager of mining, who doubles as the patron for the association said the group took inspiration from its mother company AAI mines.
He said one value of the association was to ensure that the communities in which they operated in became better off.
“As a welfare association, we took inspiration from this value and included it in our constitution” he added.
Mr Asante Yamoah said two years ago, the association identified the project while it was ongoing and opted to complete it within six months.
He said last year, the group donated 10 swivel chairs to Tarkwa Senior High School, assisted a widow of a deceased colleague and paid the medical bills of a National Service Personnel who had his internship with them and was knocked down by a car.
Mr Asante Yamoah said the association, periodically, set up a committee, which visits communities in Tarkwa-Nsuaem and Prestea Huni-Valley constituencies to identify a specific need and take it up to benefit the indigenes.
Mr Frederick Areher, Headmaster of Kwame Tsintsin Municipal Assembly school thanked the donors for the assistance.
He appealed to individuals, philanthropists, Non-Governmental Organizations and the government to provide the school with furniture, computers and construct a Junior High School block for Kwame Tsintsin.
Mr Sonny Andoh, Abusuapayin, commended the Headmaster for his commitment and sacrifices he has made for the school and was also grateful for the association’s goodwill
He also appealed to the association and other benevolent institutions to come to their aid so they could complete another three bedroom teachers quarters.