The 1998 graduating class of Benkum Senior High School Old Students Association (BOSA 1998) has commissioned a new mechanized borehole in the school to help alleviate the long-standing water issues their alma mater. faced
The GH¢27,000 project which was inaugurated on December 2nd as part of BOSA 1998’s 25th anniversary celebration, aims to provide a sustainable water source for the over 3,000 students and staff on campus.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, BOSA 1998 President, Ms Irene Naa Lamley Jones-Nelson, explained that access to clean water was high on the group’s priorities.
“We wanted to give back in appreciation for all Benkum has given us,” she added.
Ms Jones-Nelson acknowledged the contributions of BOSA 1998 members worldwide in funding the initiative and pledged their continued support through additional community-centric projects.
Receiving the borehole on behalf of the school, Assistant Headmistress, Esther Akoto, expressed gratitude to the group for addressing the urgent water needs.
She highlighted disruptions previously caused by reliance on Ghana Water Company Limited.
She stated that the scarce supply of water forced students to forfeit study or rest time searching elsewhere, stating “this impacted academic productivity and general welfare.”
In attendance at the ceremony were heads of department, teachers, PTA members and traditional leaders from the community.
This water initiative marks the beginning of BOSA 1998’s ongoing commitment to supporting their alma mater, reflecting their dedication to the betterment of the school community.