Tamale, 15th August, 2011 – MTN Ghana Foundation Patron His Excellency, Lord Boateng, visited the Northern Region to inspect the Foundations projects in the region and officially launch the Foundation’s Project at the Tamale Secondary School.
MTN Ghana Foundation is supporting the Tamale Secondary School with a total amount of Fifty Nine Thousand, Five Hundred And Twenty-Four Ghana Cedis (GH¢59,524) for the following projects:- Science Laboratory - GH¢7,000.00- School Library - GH¢ 6, 842.00- Campus Street lighting - GH¢7,000.00 - Sanitation Facilities - GH¢ 33,682.06 - Sports Kits - GH¢ 5,000.00Launching the project at the Tamale Secondary School, Lord Boateng encouraged the school authorities as well as the students to join hands in working together as a team to build the school.
He said “For the MTN Foundation, there is the conviction that education has no substitute, we would therefore continue to partner with the relevant stakeholders in the pursuit of creating an enabling environment for our future leaders”. The headmaster of Tamale Secondary School, Alhaji Tarih Mahama said the lack of adequate infrastructure in the school had adversely affected teaching and learning adding that the library which was supposed to sit about 800 students was now compelled to sit about 2000 students. He commended MTN Ghana Foundation for its support and gave the assurance that the school authorities would give the necessary cooperation to ensure the successful completion of the projects.Ahead of the ceremony, Lord Boateng accompanied by Lady Janet, his wife, Mrs. Nabila Williams ,Board Member MTN Foundation and other officials from MTN paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Regional Minister Mr. Nasamu Asabigi and also visited the palaces of Gulkpe Naa, Alhaji Ziblim Abdulai and Dakpema Naa, Dawuni Alhassan, where issues concerning the development of the region, especially in the areas of education, ICT and health, were discussed.
He congratulated the Regional administration, Gulpke Naa and Dakpema Naa for their leadership roles and pursuance of peace in the traditional area and the Northern Region as a whole. He urged them to continue to encourage the people of Tamale, especially the youth, to take advantage of the educational facilities in the area to equip themselves for the future.
Lord Paul Boateng and his wife Lady Janet Boateng left Accra last Saturday after a short interaction with the media at the Airport.