THE Brong Ahafo Youth Association in Amsterdam has donated GH¢9,000 to the Abesim District of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) at a brief ceremony at Abesim, near Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The money is to help the church to complete a three-classroom block with an office and a store for the Abesim Presbyterian “A” Kindergarten, initiated by the church which is at the lintel level.
The new block is to replace an old make-shift structure for the KG which poses danger to the schoolchildren. Classes have to be suspended or end abruptly anytime it rains.
Presenting the cheque, the President of the association, Mr Anthony Osahene Amanquah said the money was solicited for by the association from the Amsterdam South East District Council, which has sister-city relations with the Sunyani Municipal Assembly.
He said the association was in constant touch with the various communities in the Sunyani Municipality to know their needs in order to look out for assistance.
Mr Amanquah said it was through such interactions that the association got help for the church to continue with the construction of the school block.
He gave the assurance that the association would continue to contribute its quota towards the development of the municipality in particular and the region as a whole.
The Administrator of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) office in Sunyani, Mr Francis Manu Gyan, who is also the local representative of the association, said the association had assisted many institutions in the municipality, including the Sunyani Municipal Hospital.
The Abesim District Minister of the PCG, Rev Edward Kwame Amponsah, who received the cheque, thanked the association for the gesture and pledged that the money would be used for the intended purpose.
He appealed for help in the construction of teachers quarters at Abesim.