Host of ‘Anɔpa Bɔfoɔ’ morning show on Angel 102.9 FM, Captain Smart, on Friday, February 19, 2021, made a cash donationoof Ghs 5,000 to the Islamic Junior High School at Dormaa Central Assembly of the Bono East Region.
The money is to be used to roof the delapidated structure cited at Supon in the Amasu Electoral Area, which is still being used as a classroom for studies by pupils in the community.
The school, since it was built about years ago, has had no proper roofing to protect the users of the classrooms against rain or sunshine.
Speaking to Captain Smart on the show on February 18, 2021, the assembly member of the community, Yeboah Adama, said what is covering the roof of the building is a rubber the headteacher bought with his own money to support the school with.
Unfortunately, due to the light nature of the rubber, whenever wind blows, it blows off the rubber leaving the structure with an open roof.
According to Mr. Adama, the building was erected with his own money with support from the members of the community.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister-designate for Health, also contributed their quota, he stated.
However, when it came to roofing, efforts to get the assembly to provide funding for it proved futile.
“When we wrote to the assembly to provide money for the roofing, they said there was no money. I went last week to inform them about the imminent rains and the need to attend to the problem quickly, but the MCE told me the funding would be done first week in March.”
He noted that he paid part of the cost of the roofing with his own money for the work to be done, but the MCE is insistent of making available the funds only in first week of March.
“Carpenters have charged 1, 700 Ghana cedis for the work. I paid 700 Ghana cedis out of that from my own pocket for it to be done.
“When the MCE visited the site last week and saw the level of work that needed to be done, he attested to the fact that the building is in a bad state and added that by first week of March the money would be provided,” Mr. Adama told Captain Smart in Twi.
The school requires 10 packets of roofing sheets to cover the building which costs Ghs 450 per a packet.
In addition to the roofing issue, there is no proper finishing to the building and the rooms are not well furnished.
Meanwhile the assembly man noted that the disinfection team has visited and disinficted the school amid the troubling situation.
The story touched Mr Smart and his team, upon which he announced on the show that the Assembly man comes to Accra the next morning for Ghs 5,000 to cater for the cost of roofing.
Mr. Adama was left speechless when the Broadcaster handed a cheque for Ghs 5,000 to him live on radio and television.
The host later asked his producer, Jerry Tsatro Mordy, to cash it from the Lapaz branch of Fidelity Bank for the project.
The producer in a few minutes, returned with the money which was in turn, presented to Mr Adama.
He assured the listeners of the station and the Anɔpa Bɔfoɔ team that the money will be used for the purpose for it was given.