The Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior High School in Lower Manya has received a newly built block to serve as classrooms and offices for the Home Economics Department.
Construction of the new edifice started in in 2019 and comes with furniture and other equipment, costing the foundation some GHC1.7M.
Originally, a Science Block, the school's Headmistress, Bernice Noel Mensah-Akutteh said management pleaded with GNPC to turn it into a block for the Home Economics students because of the classroom deficit.
Commissioning the project, Board Chairman of the GNPC Freddy Blay, said the GNPC set aside a portion of its budget to support infrastructure projects.
Birthed in 2017, Freddy Blay defended the investments made into social impacts activities.
According to him, although the core mandate of GNPC is to explore for oil resources, oil itself all over the world sometimes creates problems for some communities because people fight over it. “Government is bent on ensuring that it is spread across the country. A lot of request have come but sometimes we need to select out of these requests. The region have benefited a lot, drilling bore- holes, and sanitation infrastructure and classroom blocks”.
The Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, Dr Dominic Aduah, said GNPC is doing a lot through several models in the area of scholarships and training.
“ GNPC Foundation is in to impact lives. One that I can talk of is scholarship. We have done about 6,000 local scholarship in the tertiary.
This year we are about to handover 1,500 local scholarships”.
“Aside that we also have community empowerment project where we pick the youth from the streets and we give them skills, they then write the NVTI examinations after completion we take them through graduation and we give them requisite tools for them to train others”.