As part of its 60th-anniversary celebration, the Volta River Authority (VRA) has initiated an educational program in several schools in the Eastern Region. This program, conducted in collaboration with the Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference (GITFIC), aims to educate students about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
To facilitate this initiative, the VRA has distributed 1,000 books on AfCFTA to these educational institutions.
In a statement signed by Selasi Koffi Ackom, CEO of GITFiC, and shared with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, it was highlighted that the collaboration seeks to enhance students' performance before they enter tertiary education.
The statement listed the beneficiary schools as Adgyena Senior High Technical Schools, Anum Presby Senior High School, Akwamuman Senior High School, Boso Senior High School, Apeguso Senior High School, Krobo Girls Senior High School, Akro Senior High Technical School, Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School, Manya Krobo Senior High School, Yilo Krobo Senior High School, Klo-Agogo Senior High School, Asesewa Senior High School, and Akosombo International School.
The sensitization and book distribution were facilitated by a joint delegation, including Mr Paul Seniagya (Director of Finance – VRA), Madam Tandy Chothia (Manager, Corporate Communications and Branding – VRA), Mr Samuel Tettey (Director, Ghana Education Service – Lower Manya Krobo Municipality), Mr Gerald Ekow Woode (Director, Research, Policy and Advocacy – GITFiC), and other dignitaries.
The statement emphasized that the books would be placed in the libraries of each school for rotational reading by all students. It further stated, “GITFiC remains steadfast in the pursuit of this endeavour as a supporting mechanism to the AfCFTA.”