The children of the late chief Nana Enoo Mutaku II of Ekumfi Esaakyir, led by Ekow Kwainoo, siblings and family, have built a state-of-the-art ICT Centre for Ekumfi Esaakyir Basic School in the Ekumfi District – Central Region, in honour of their father.
The gesture was part of activities to mark the 7th anniversary of Nana Enoo Mutaku II for his exemplary leadership.
The 7th anniversary of the late traditional leader, former Deputy Director General of the erstwhile P&T Corporation, and a former deputy controller and Accountant General, brought people from far and near – including Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi, Omanhen of Abeadze Traditional Area and former Vice President of the National House of Chiefs; Nana Essel Odikro of Ekumfi Essarkyir; Nana Amoasi VII, the Ankobeahen of Ekumfi Traditional Area; Nana Mutaku III, successor of the late chief, Ankobeahen of Bonwire Traditional Area, Nana Poku.
Nana Benyiwa Queenmother of Ekumfi Traditional Area, Dr. Nana Ama Amissah, the queenmother of Mankessim Traditional Area, among others, graced the occasion.
Also present was the 2020 Vice Presidential candidate of the NDC – Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang and her entourage.
Presenting the keys to the ICT centre to Nananom, Ekow Kwainoo, on behalf of the family, indicated that the gesture is to exemplify the legacy of their late father and Mankrado of Essaakyir. “Nana Enoo Mutaku II lived a life worthy of emulation, and seven years after his passage, his impact can still be felt among his people, hence, this gesture to personify his memory and legacy”, he said.
In addition to the newly built and fully furnished ICT centre, the children of late Nana Enoo Mutaku II made a cash donation of GH¢1,000.00 each to 12 best students who excelled in the 2021 academic year. They also presented 12 computers to the five Senior High Schools in the Ekumfi District namely E-AMASS, Atta-Mills SHS, Akyin Senior High, OBAMA College and Alfakuna College.
The Education Directorate of Ekumfi District was also presented with two computers.
Mr. and Mrs. Ekow Kwainoe on their part pledged their commitment to support the people of Ekumfi regardless of political affiliation. For instance, Ekow Kwainoe recently supported over 1,500 BECE candidates with mathematical sets, pens and other educational materials.
The Kwainoo family also showed appreciation to the teaming citizens who graced the occasion despite a heavy downpour on the day of the event.
In his remarks, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi was full of praise for the philanthropic work of Mr. Ekow Kwainoo and the family. He admonished parents to embrace the least of opportunities to educate their wards. He also called on Nana Mutaku’s family and children to continue honouring their father in developmental projects.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, who refers to Mr. Ekow Kwainoe as her son, encouraged him to continue helping the vulnerable in his area. She emphasised the need for education, most importantly digital education, which is the new order of today’s education. She encouraged the family to focus more on education with their partners to help project Ekumfi and its citizens.
She encouraged the beneficiaries of the cash prize and entreated them to learn hard for education opens unending doors. She admonished the Education Directorate and the head of the basic school to build maintenance culture around the project and use it for the intended purpose.