The Minister for Energy (now MP-elect for Hohoe Constituency), Hon. John Peter Amewu on Saturday, December 5, 2020, officially handed over a 50KVA brand new Generator Set to St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe. Presenting the Genset to the Principal of the College on behalf of Hon. Amewu, Mr. Graham Mackintosh affirmed the Ministers’ commitment toward the development of education in Hohoe in particular and the Country in general. He indicated that this commitment has led the Minister to contribute immensely in diverse ways to education in the municipality.
Present at the event were the Principal, Mr. Raphael Kwashie, the College Chaplain, Rev. Father Afesi, the College Secretary, Staff, Students, alumni, and other dignitaries and stakeholders from the Municipality.
In his speech, the Principal was grateful to the Minister for honouring his promise and indicated the Genset could not have come at the right time. He was hopeful it will go a long way to aid teaching and learning when the National grid is off. The Principal also eulogized Mr. Clemence Gyato for facilitating the provision of the Genset. He commended Mr. Gyato for his diverse support towards the growth and development of the College as an alumnus.
The Principal took the opportunity to call on stakeholders, especially the alumni to come to the aid of their Alma Mater to contribute to the achievement of its mission and vision.
In March 2019, St. Francis College of Education launched the celebration of its 110th anniversary in Accra. Present at the launch were the alumni, staff, and students of the College. Also present were dignitaries from the private sector and the various facets of Government. Key amongst them were Hon. John Peter Amewu (the Energy Minister), Lawyer Akoto Ampaw (a private legal Practitioner), Hon. Johnson Avuletey (the Deputy Volta Regional Minister), Samuel Anim Addo (Asamoah Gyan’s Manager), as well as Hon. Adwoa Ntoso (MP for Krachi East and an alumnus), Rosina Adobor (the OFA President), Mr. Clements Gyato, Dr. Sylvester Hatsu, and host of others.
In delivering his speech, the Principal made a passionate appeal for a Generator set for the College. According to him, the only available source of power aside from the National grid was a 5KV generator which only powers the main administrative block. As such, curricular and extra-curricular activities are always affected when the National grid is off.
Delivering his keynote address, Hon. John Peter Amewu was bewildered about the power situation in the College and promised to provide a generator set that could power the entire College. He affirmed his commitment by indicating that he will liaise with Mr. Clemence Gyato (an alumnus who doubled as the Master of Ceremony for the occasion), to ensure the generator set is delivered to the College.
The event on December 5, 2020, was the fulfillment of Hon. John Peter Amewu’s promise to the College.
Clement Kantam Kolamong [PMP]
St. Francis College of Education