The Executive Director of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Foundation, Dr. Dominic Eduah, says current beneficiaries of the corporation’s social amenity projects who fail its maintenance test will never attract any of such projects in the future.
He said the GNPC Foundation is currently building 24-seater school sanitary facilities for 13 schools across the country and they would soon be followed by its monitoring and evaluation team to determine if beneficiaries deserve future projects.
Dr. Eduah who was speaking to Citi News during the handing over of one of its 24-seater school sanitary facilities for Bompeh Secondary Technical in Takoradi added that the administrative condition has become necessary because of the falling maintenance culture in the country.
“This 24-seater sanitary facility for Bompeh Secondary Technical is part of a GNPC social amenities project initiated last year. It came as a result of a request we received from the school for a 12-seater facility but we reviewed it to make it 24-seater for both girls and boys. We are doing 13 of this across the country with eight in the Western Region almost at completion stages. The monitory and evaluation team would be here to see how best they have taken care of this before the GNP Board would decide to come back to the school with any support. That is a serious condition the foundation has taken as a measure to ensure maintenance. It is a condition attached to all the projects we do, because we know the level of maintenance culture in this country. If we don’t take such measures to control it, I am not sure we can get the best of results we desire,” he said.
Dr. Eduah also said the GNPC Foundation’s Education and Training Unit which is opening its scholarship portal this week will be giving out one thousand and 50 scholarships for the 2019 academic year and therefore urged students to take advantage of it.
The Headmaster of Bompeh Secondary Technical, Joseph Borkete Lawe, said the GNPC’s 24-seater sanitary is timely for the health and sanitation of the one thousand 700 students in the school.
“It is very important to us as a day-school, because we come from our homes to the school and we still need to visit these facilities at a point. It was one of our needs as a school because of the increasing enrollment which has outstripped the capacity of the old small facility we had, hence we grateful to the GNPC”.