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Benjilo Foundation Donates Desks To STEPSS - History Writes


Mr Benjamin Arkaa Otoo popularly called Benjilo, a chattered accountant who is the director of finance at the Youth Employment Authority (YEA) and founder of Benjilo Foundation, has in a short colourful ceremony, presented two hundred pieces of mono desks to the St. Stephen's Presbyterian Senior High and Technical School(STEPSS), Akyem Asiakwa, Abuakwa South Constituency in the Eastern Region of Ghana, on 26th August, 2021 after the school's management appealed for support from his outfit.


He said that, his gesture was motivated by the plight of the students learning under bad conditions.


"Education has made me who I am today so, I am not comfortable seeing students learning under deplorable conditions hence my decision to come to their aide with these desks, I'm planning to restore their computer laboratory and also in consultations with other stakeholders, their infrustructural deficit will be attended to."  Mr Benjamin Arkaa Otoo.


Benjilo added that, fixing the country is a collective responsibility and as such, every individual should do his or her bit with or without government's support to improve their communities for socio-economic development.


The philanthropist, acknowledged the member of parliament of Abuakwa South Constituency, Hon Samuel Attah Kyea, former Works and Housing Minister, for the enormous development he has brought to the enclave.



The headmaster, Mr Frank Appiah, on receiving the mono desks, thanked the Mr Benjamin Arkaa Otoo led Benjilo Foundation for rescuing the students when they called on them. He further expressed worry over lack of infrastructural development of the school.


Mr Frank Appiah bemoaned that, the school has seen no facelift since it's inception (1978).


He sobbed that, despite the satisfactory performance of the school academically, the school's infrastructure is left unattended to after several pleas to government.


"The school has not seen any developments till date, in terms of infrastructure and other needs, this assembly hall is used as assembly hall , a dinning hall and a classroom. At the moment, we have five classes having the classes in this room." Mr Frank Appiah cried.


He further called on government, and all well meaning Ghanaians to emulate the gesture of Benjilo Foundation for the development of the school.


As the special guest of honour for the short ceremony, Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua, queen mother of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, commended the school's management for their performance despite their deplorable state and pledged her support to the development of the school.


She further admonished the students to continue learning hard to improve their results.


The ceremony was chaired by Rev Dr Seth Kissi-Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery chairman and board chairman. Also present were Mr Daniel Yeboah Nyahu, Abuakwa South Municipal Education Director, management, staff and students of STEPSS, members of Benjilo Foundation and the press.


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