A community learning centre including a library and an ICT Centre has been commissioned in the memory of Ghana’s former Vice President, Paa Kwasi Amissah Arthur, in Ohawu in the Volta region.
The learning centre was constructed by a former Presidential spokesperson in the Mahama administration and now Chief Editor for the UN News department of public information, Ben Dotsei Malor in collaboration with Mrs. Amisah Arthur’s ‘Break the myth’ foundation and other friends of the Amissah Arthur Family.
The centre was a brainchild of the late Veep who was the highest government official to ever visit the Ohawu village while he was Vice President in 2015.
The facility consists of 18 desktop computers, a work station, and assorted books as well as play tools for children.
While encouraging the community to cultivate a maintenance culture, Mrs Amisah Arthur praised the Ohawu community for their unity.
“The unity that you have, please don’t destroy it. It is something that most villages and towns do not have and the little that I have seen from what you have been doing these past weeks, you are really endowed. And I pray to the Lord that this commitment will be continued and will be maintained because I know that great things will come to Ohawu. This is just the beginning,” Mrs Amisah Arthur noted.
The Former presidential spokesperson, Ben Dotsei Malor was full of gratitude to all benefactors.
“Somebody pushed me into a crocodile-infested pond which if I cross, I will get to mary a rich princess (the young children of Ohawu). It was tough and rough but friends urged me on. They encouraged me and supported me and today, we have crossed the pond and we say glory be to God,” Mr. Malor said with praise.
Former Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts, Dzifa Abla Gomashie encouraged residents to look up to people like Ben Dotsei Malor and other illustrious sons and daughters of Ohawu who have succeeded despite their poor beginnings.
“When I was young, I use to listen to Uncle Ben on the BBC and it was always inspiring for me. I felt that so far as somebody from my village has made it to that level, I could also make it. You should also let Uncle Ben be your inspiration,” Dzifa admonished the children of Ohawu.