THE Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC), the Regional House of Chiefs and the Brong Ahafo (BA) @ 50 Secretariat have expressed their appreciation to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) for single-handedly sponsoring the construction of the Brong Ahafo @ 50 Information Communication and Technology (ICT) centre, which they described as a befitting legacy for posterity.
The BA@50 ICT centre, which is equipped with 50 computers and its accessories, all of which are hooked up to the Internet, was constructed at a cost of GH¢300,000.
The Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, made the commendation at a news conference organised by the RCC and the BA@50 Secretariat to officially acknowledge and thank all those who contributed in diverse ways to make the celebration of the Golden Jubilee anniversary successful.
“We are sincerely grateful to the GETFund Board Chairman and Administrator for their personal commitment,” he said.
The regional minister announced that the BA@50 planning committee had instituted an awards day celebration for December 5, 2009 to honour illustrious sons and daughters of the region, as well as rewarding indigenes who had contributed in diverse ways towards the socio-economic and political development of the region over the past 50 years.
He, on behalf of the RCC expressed gratitude to the President, Prof. J.E.A. Mills, and his Vice, Mr John Dramani Mahama, for accepting to grace the occasion, which would always be remembered by the chiefs and people of the region.
Mr Nyamekye-Marfo further expressed appreciation to the Members of the Council of State, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ministers of State, the Australian High Commissioner and other distinguished personalities who made time off their busy schedule to attend the grand durbar.
The regional minister also commended and congratulated Nananom on the notable role they played in the successful organisation and execution of activities of the celebration, adding that Nananom actively participated to add pump and pageantry to climax the occasion.
He was grateful to the RCC, Nananom and the secretariat, the sponsors and donors whose various contributions helped to ensure successful celebration.