The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has named a dormitory facility at the Presbyterian Senior High/Technical School at Adukrom, in the Eastern Region, after Dan Kwaku Botwe, MP for Okyere.
The honour was bestowed on him for his exemplary contribution towards the growth of education in the area and the Church in general.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCG, Rt. Rev. Prof Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, in the statement of declaration, indicated: “the General Assembly Council had considered the justification that the House 3 of this school be named after Mr Dan Botwe”.
He explained that in the tradition of the PCG, naming any of the church’s facilities requires permission from the district administration.
“However, to name a facility after an individual is strictly scrutinized to ensure that such individual was an inspiration and shining example for generations unborn, and can be considered as an ambassador for the Church and Christ,” the Moderator added.
“I am very, very proud of the Minister of Local Government and all the others who had been honoured for their distinguished services to God and country,” he said.
The six others who were also honoured included Mr William Abboah, a former Minister of Interior, whom a 9-unit classroom block was named after; and Nana Otutu Ababio, Chief of Adukrom, whom a 12-unit classroom block was named after. Also, the girls’ dormitory was named after Owoabrempon Abena Korama, Akuapem Nifahemaa.
The House 2 was named after Mr Joseph Asante, the first headmaster of the school; the Science block was named after Prof Col (Rtd) Edwin Afari, of the Ghana Field of Epidemiology Centre; while House 1 was named after Rev Nathaniel Asare, a former Moderator of the Church.