The Oshiyie Landing Beach Committee (LBC) has donated 100 mono-desks, a water system consisting a tank and reservoir and a metal gate to the Oshiyie Basic School in the Ga South Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region.
At a brief handing over ceremony, the LBC was lauded by the school’s leadership and other dignitaries present for investing in the school’s infrastructure which is largely depleted.
In his remarks, Director of Education for the Ga South Municipal Assembly, Mr. Henry Aryeetey applauded the efforts of the LBC and assured that the facility will be put to good use. He noted that education was key to the development of society and that the donated items will impact students today and in the future.
He implored the school’s management to develop a healthy maintenance culture that will see the donated items last.
“I call on other stakeholders to emulate this gesture and also help to assuage other challenges that may be confronting this school. On behalf of the school and its management, we are profusely grateful to the Oshiyie LBC for choosing to plough resources into a critical area like education”
For his part, Administrator for the National Premix Fuel Secretariat, Nana Abrokwa A. Asare who spoke on the side-lines of the event was appreciative of the effort of the Oshiyie LBC as he pointed out that the current Minister Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson has a keen interest in seeing that LBCs contribute significantly to community development through the judicious utilization of 53% of Premix Fuel sale proceeds which is set aside for community development as stipulated by L.I. 2233.
Following her recent appointment to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) as Minister, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson has reiterated her desire to see LBCs become even more accountable and innovative in how proceeds from Premix sales funds are committed to community development.
Landing Beach Committees (LBCs) are locally constituted bodies mandated to manage the sale of Premix Fuel in fishing communities. Aside their primary role of Premix sale and management at the local level, they also have the responsibility of investing 53% of monies accrued from the sale of the product to relevant community projects and initiatives.
Samuel OWUSU-ADUOMI (COMMUNICATION OFFICER, NPFS)