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Philanthropist hands over ultramodern computer lab and library to Appiadu Basic School

Philanthropist has handed over ultramodern computer laboratory and library to Appiadu basic school in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

According to the family, they wanted something that could last forever in honor of their late father, Frempong Asubonteng.

Naana Konadu Frempong, a daughter of the late Frempong Asubonteng speaking at commissioning ceremony of the facility on March 27, 2024, indicated that the biggest investment in life is education, therefore entreated parents to invest in their wards education.

“We thought of the aforementioned facility because the world has moved from the manual way of doing things to a digital way, they said.

Our late father, Frempong Asubonteng was a scholar and there was nothing better to honor him with than this facility”, they added.

She further stressed that it’s important to impact positively in the lives of people in our societies, therefore called on stakeholders and other organizations to support the needy in the society.

The late Frempong Asubonteng was their father who hailed from Appiadu in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti Region and there was no better place to put up such facility in honor of their father than Appiadu, she stated.

She noted that her younger brother initiated the idea of the ICT Center and the Library in honor of the father Frempong Asubonteng who was a scholar.

“When my younger brother who was the first to become a doctor in the family brought the idea we did not hesitate to rally behind him to bring the thoughts to reality”, she added.

Naana Konadu Frempong, speaking on behalf of the family, entreated other stakeholders to support the course of education in the country and also ensure that they impact the lives of the needy in our societies.

Investment on wards

The philanthropist also urged Ghanaian parents to invest in their wards education, saying,the biggest investment in life is education.

Naana Konadu Frempong, indicated that education is the key to success, adding that it’s necessary for parents to ensure their wards get the best of education.

In an interview with OTEC news reporter, Sarkodie Samuel, she noted that education is the key to success and so urged parents to ensure their wards get the best of education.

Mrs. Dorothy Opare Baidu, the Municipal Education Director of the Oforikrom Municipal Education Directorate thanked and expressed a heartfelt gratitude to the family for kind gesture.

She entreated heads of the schools to ensure that the pupils use the facility to their advantage to enhance teaching and learning.

Moreover, she urged them to protect ensure maintenance of the facility to attract support from other organizations.

However, she used the opportunity to call on other stakeholders and organizations to help the school fence the school’s compound.

About Opanin Kwame Frempong Asubonteng

The honorable life of Mr. Kwame Frempong Asubonteng (affectionately called Asuo). Mr. Frempong was our father and it is in his memory that we are commissioning this Educational Center.

Our father was born in Bechem, Ahafo Region, to Opanin Kofi Asubonteng and Obaapanin Yaa Konadu of Appeadu, both in blessed memory.

Asuo began his elementary education at Bechem Presbyterian School. He continued at the Dormaa Secondary School, and later at St. John’s Grammar School in Accra.

After obtaining his GCE ‘O’ Level Certificate, he worked as a Storekeeper at the Ministry of Agriculture at Agona Swedru in the Central Region. From the Ministry of Agriculture, he got employed at the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development and was posted to the then Brong Ahafo Region.

Our father saw the need of education and sought an admission to the University of Ghana, Legon, where he studied Social Administration. After graduation, Asuo was assigned to the Ashanti Region as a Tutor at the Rural Training Center at Kwaso District from 1974 – 1977.

Mr. Frempong’s strong work ethics were acknowledged and appreciated. As a hardworking, intelligent, energetic and a brave Manager, he was appointed the Project Coordinator of Friederic Ebert Foundation in Ashanti Region. He rose through the ranks to become the Ashanti Regional Director of Community Development, a position he held until his retirement from the Civil Service.

After his retirement, Asuo did not rest. The Executive Board of the Ejisu Forest Products sought for him and made him the Personnel Manager of the Company.

Our father was not only a good Civil Service employee but also a devoted Christian. He was born into the Presbyterian faith and he kept faith with his God. He remained devoted to the Presbyterian Church and paid his dues accordingly. He was a very active member of the Men’s Fellowship.

Daa (another affectionate name for our father) fell ill in 2001 and took his last breath among us on August 4, 2003 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. He left behind our mother, Grace Osei, 14 children and 20 grandchildren.

Source: Ghana.otecfmghana.com/ Sarkodie Samuel

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