The 1984, 1998 year groups of Damongo senior high school and Damongo Senior High School Old Students Association (DASSOSA) have on Saturday, 27th November, 2021, handed over three mechanized boreholes to their alma mater.
The decision to provide water for the school became necessary following the perennial water crises at DASS over the years, which provides students the chance to roam around town in search of water.
On behalf of the 1998 year group, Mr Mukaila Atta handed over their mechanized borehole to DASSOSA leadership for onward presentation to school authorities as part of their contribution towards the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the school.
Mr. Mukaila Attah explained that one Mr. Brutus Kofi Sarpong who was posted to teach at DASS in the late 90’s drew the attention of the 1998 year group on the need to support the school with a water system to help address the water challenges in the school, recounting how he suffered in getting water as a National Service staff at DASS.
According to Mr. Attah, kofi Sarpong’s suggestion was unanimously adopted by the group and a delegation led by Mr. Sulemana Asumah, engaged with the then headmaster of the school, Mr. Abubakari Salia on their intended project for their Alma mater. Mr. Abu then adviced them to adopt one of the two existing boreholes and mechanize it since they are viable.
Consequently, the year group was able raise funds up to the tune of Ghc10, 254.00 towards the purchase of a pumping machine, polytank, plumbing and electrical materials and mechanised the borehole for DASS.
He add that, apart from the group’s developmental agenda and initiatives, the group is also resolved to extend support to it’s members in times of difficulties and sited how they raised funds as legal fees with which their mate won a mitigation appeal and was let out of prison in 2015 and now holds a first degree from a reputable University.
He expressed gratitude to the Chairman Yakubu Mumuni, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan Alancash, Madam Sadia Aminu, Mr. Abass Azumah, Mr.Dennis Faruk, Mr Attah Mukaila, Mr. Adam Zack and the entire 1998 year group for their immense support.
Receiving the projects on behalf of the old students, Alhaji Shaibu Adam who is the National president of the old students association of Dass, thanked the 1994, 1998 year groups and DASSOSA for the support and called on all year group groups to come onboard to help reduce the water situation of the school. He charged authorities to use the water for the purpose to allowing the students to have much time for their studies.
The Headmistress of the, Madam Mercy Ewutomah Aluba thanked the old students for their efforts in helping to reduce the water situation in the school and promised that, the boreholes will be put into good use.
Present at the short handing over ceremony were Chief Tolodompewura Abdallah Ahmed Monor, Messrs Sofo Sulemana, Atomy Sasa, Lawyer Baba Zankawa among others.
Source:padfm.com.gh / Kumatey Gorden