The chief of Hansua, near Techiman, in the Bono East Region, Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour II, has single-handedly provided some infrastructural facilities towards the smooth running of a senior high school in the town.
The Abrafi Senior High School was started by the queen of the area, Nana Abrafi Koto over 20 years ago, but work on most structures came to a standstill in 2001, mainly due to the lack of adequate funding, putting the queen’s dream in a balance.
Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour II, who is also the Baamuhene of the Techiman Traditional Area, therefore took it upon himself to complete most of the infrastructural projects started by the queen to ensure the smooth running of the school, going forward.
He has therefore been able to complete the six-unit classroom block, which was at the foundation level, the administration block, a 12-seater washroom and a 100-bed capacity hostel, which is furnished with beds.
Besides, Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour II has provided the school with computers, and is said to have supported the pioneering teaching staff of the school financially, as well as provided food for students before the institution was absorbed by the government a few years ago.
Inaugurating the projects, the Omanhene of Techiman Traditional Area, Oseadeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, commended Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour II for his exemplary leadership and commitment towards the development of the community. He asked other chiefs to emulate his example.
Oseadeyo Akumfi Ameyaw described Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour’s contribution as “unprecedented”, saying he had left a legacy that cannot be erased.
The Omanhene also mentioned the construction of a health post at the Techiman SHS and a Police Station at Aworowa as some of the several other projected funded by the Hansuahene, Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour II.
For his part, the headmaster of the school, Mr. Samuel Antwi, thanked the Hansuahene for coming to the aid of the school, saying the completed projects would go a long way to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
He however called for the fencing of the entire school to secure its lands from encroachers as well as enhance the safety and security of students and staff.
The headmaster further appealed for the construction of a science laboratory, staff accommodation and the provision of duty vehicle for effective administration.
A statue of Nana Abrafi Koto was unveiled by the Techimanhene as part of the ceremony, while management of the Abrafi SHS also honoured Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour II with a citation and a plaque.