By Cecil Mensah
As part of efforts to prevent pupils from crossing the busy roads in Adabraka to attend to nature’s call, the District Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Ghana, has presented a thousand gallon capacity water tank to the Farisco Cluster of schools in the Accra metropolis.
The school, which was one of the schools built by the colonial masters in Accra over one hundred years ago, has no potable water and pupils have to resort to the use of sachet water among others to flush their toilets.
Presenting the tank to the management of the school, Ignatius Ato Pobee Ampiah, the Assistant District Grand Master joined by Abraham Gyesie, Kwaku Ownsu, Daniel Otoo Asare, Kojo Taylor and Kwasi Anokyi-Yensuo, said the Grand Lodge, has done so much to improve education in the country.
He said, their decision to present the eight- five thousand worth of water tank , was upon the request and needs of the managers of the school.
He maintained that the lodge was not a religious, political organization, but a fraternal charitable organisation that believes in God as the supreme being.
He took the opportunity to call on other benevolent and corporate organizations in the area to replicate the gesture of the fraternity.
He urged corporate organisations in the area to contribute a little to the development of the area.
He reminded Ghanaians not to refer to the fraternity as a religious body, but a group of professionals who believe in God.
Unveiling the tank, Mrs. Beatrice Akumiah, Headmistress of Liberty Avenue “2” Junior High School ( JHS),noted that although the government was doing it best in providing infrastructure, books and capitation to mention a few, to make education the bedrock of Ghana’s development, there was still more to be done.
“It is for this reason that we have with us the members of the grand Lodge to do a presentation to the school”
She said, the presentation would prevent the risk prevent of children crossing streets to visit the toilets.
She said after playing, children need water to wash their hands before eating, which most of them do not do because there is no water on the compound.