For ten years, he tapped palm wine, as a Junior High School graduate because he did not have opportunity to purse second-cycle education.
When the opportunity beckoned, he travelled to the United States in search of greener pastures.
His shortcoming in education and the negative impact on his life abroad has inspired him to team up with colleagues to construct a school in his hometown, Seniagya, in Ashanti Region.
That is the story of Kwame Hammond told at the sod-cutting ceremony at Seniagya on Tuesday.
He formed an association with natives of Seniagya abroad to support education development back home.
The three-storey structure for a Senior High School will enhance access to second-cycle education in Sekyere East District.
Mr. Hammond spoke with Nhyira News.
“It wasn’t easy getting job in USA because I dropout at the basic level of education to start palm wine tapping. Realizing the essence of education; I said to myself I have to change the narrative at Seniagya, improve education and sensitize them on the need to get educated”, he narrated.
Chief of Seniagya, Nana Osei Serebour the second, donated 10 acres of land for the project.
Nana says the school will create direct and indirect jobs for residents to boost the local economy.
It will also ease the burden of parents whose wards have to travel elsewhere for second cycle education.
Nana Serebour advised the youth to shun promiscuity, drug abuse and other immoralities, rather must concentrate on education.
“This is a landmark achievement for me as a chief of Seniagya; after it completion will create direct and indirect job for my people.
It will boost business activities and infrastructure. I will entreat residents to embrace it to get it done for posterity”.
By: Nana Awuku Denkyembuo