By George Osei

Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited (FBG) on Tuesday handed over a 12-seater biofil toilet to the St. Maurice Roman Catholic A&B Junior High School at a ceremony at La in Accra.
Biofil-Toilets-system-being-introduce-into-the-countryThe facility the first in the series of such presentations in Ghana, was a collaboration between the Bank and the school with the former funding the project as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes in areas they operate in nationwide.
The usage of this facility would be expected to solve part of the sanitation the school faces as well as improving a healthy lifestyle of the children in the school.
Deputy Managing Director and co-founder of FBG, Jim Baiden, said at the handing over ceremony that, ?sanitation issues is a concern to all that is why we have taken it as a priority to help improve on the standards of living in the communities we operate in?.
This, he added, ?falls inline with our tagline ?The New Standard?, which is also aimed at developing communities in which we work in as part of our CSR.
Mr. Baiden urged the school children to make good use of the facility by maintaining it well and washing their hands after visiting.
He thanked the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah who was then Local Government Minister when this project was first conceived, for the effort he put in in making this a reality as well as the designer of the project Mr. Annor.
The bank he stated, will be there for the community at all times, by offering good banking practices, excellent human relations and support infrastructural developments in the area.
Municipal Chief Executive of the La Dadekotopon Assembly Rita Odoley Sowah, thanked the bank for fulfilling its promise to construct ?this facility for the school and pledged that, the Assembly would ensure that it is in good shape at all times?.
Deputy Local Government Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye said sanitation and hygienic endemics would only be reduced if proper measures are put in place to curb such menace.
He therefore thanked the bank for this initiative and promised that his outfit would do more to cut to the minimum the spread of comical diseases like cholera and its affiliates.
The Fidelity bank plans to construct 20 more of such facilities in selected schools across Ghana in communities they operate in as part of their CSR initiatives.
The school was established in 1976 as a primary and middle school by the Catholic Church and was renamed the St. Maurice Roman Catholic A&B Junior High School in September 2012, adopting the name of the Patron Saint of the La Arch Diocese of Accra.

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