Ghana Rubber Estate Limited (GREL) as part of their Cooperate Social Responsibility has presented a 53 seater bus at the cost of six hundred and fifty thousand Ghana cedis (GHC650) to two schools in their catchment area within the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region to aid in the transportation of the students to and from their various communities to their schools at Nsueam and Abura respectively.
Presenting the bus to the schools, Cooperative Affairs Manager of the Ghana Rubber Estate Limited, Mr. Perry Agyemang mentioned that considering the growing number in enrollment coupled with the distance student would have to cover before getting to school every day.
He said it was only proper that the company provide another bus in addition to the two existing buses to compliment the effort of the teachers and the drivers in ensuring that student report to school on time and safely and vice versa.
According to Perry Agyemang though the bus was bought for the communities, GREL together with opinion leaders in the various communities have decided to add it to their fleet of cars for the company to ensure that strict maintenance is upheld.
“To ensure that the bus is maintained to the highest standards so that we don’t get the bus to deteriorate after few years, the bus will be managed by our fleet department: they will manage the bus and GREL is also responsible for it hundred percent maintenance which includes fueling and paying the drivers.”
The headmaster of the GREL Basic School, Mr. Paul Ehwii express appreciation to the Ghana Rubber Estate Limited for their immense support to the school and promised to make judicious use of the bus.
The school according to Paul Ehwii has improved remarkably in their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) performance over the last six years. He is hopeful student and teachers would be encouraged the more to give their very best to make the school one of the best schools in the region in the future.
Ama Boadiwa Morcher | Spicefmonline.com | Ghana