Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at KNUST as part of its yearly Scholars’ Service Day Celebrations, has commissioned a mechanised borehole and donated stationeries to the Asakraka Community in the Atwima Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region.
Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, the Pro Vice Chancellor of KNUST, in her opening address said the Service Day is set aside for MCFSP at KNUST scholars to give back to the community through communal labours and improve the living standards of inhabitants. Having observed that the Asakraka Community faced water crisis, the president of the Scholars Council, Mr. Cosmos Edem Kemavor led the scholars to contribute to help solve this challenge, she elaborated.
The Chief of Asakraka, Nana Osei Tutu Amankwa II, expressed much gratitude to the scholars for coming to their aid. He stressed on the importance of the borehole to his entire community and promised to maintain it.
In a related development, the scholars engaged the community in creating awareness on health, agriculture and education.