Amantin and Kasei Community Bank, headquartered at Amantin in the Bono East Region, has handed over a fully-completed dining hall to Amantin Senior High School.
The project was fully funded by the Community Bank at a cost of GH¢250,000 and started in 2014. As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), the bank conceived the vision in 2012 and commenced the project two years later.
The dining hall’s completion will go a long way to ease congestion at Amantin SHS, especially during gatherings. Like many other senior high schools in the country, increase in student population at Amantin SHS due to implementation of the ‘Free Senior High School’ has put pressure on existing infrastructure, therefore making this project very handy.
Speaking at a short handing-over ceremony, Mrs. Mary Ansong – Board Member of Amantin and Kasei Community Bank, reiterated the financial institution’s commitment to giving back in regard to communities within its operational area and beyond, saying: “It is from this background that the bank allocates 10 percent of its annual profit after tax to CSR activities”.
She urged school authorities to uphold the culture of maintenance to prolong the dining hall’s usefulness and justify the investment made by the bank, so as to attract other corporate institutions and benevolent individuals to emulate the example.
The Headmaster of Amantin SHS, Godfred Djei, thanked Amantin and Kasei Community Bank for the kind gesture. He said the building will not only serve as a dining hall but also as an examination and entertainment hall.