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Tullow Ghana hand over two projects to Legon Hall



Tullow Ghana Limited on Wednesday October16th 2013 handed over two projects valued at GHc950, 000 to the leadership of Legon Hall, of the University of Ghana.
The Two projects involved the re-roofing of Annex A and B and the provision of two concrete underground water tanks to help solve the perennial water problem in the hall.
The company intervened based on an appeal made by the late President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills on behalf of the university to save the situation in which there were constant leakages as a result of defects in the concrete roofs, sometimes leading to the destruction of students’ property. The perennial water problem in the hall has also been ameliorated with the construction of two underground concrete water storage facilities with a pump station.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Nana Appia Kyei, Exploration Manager of Tullow Ghana Limited said for the company, investment in education is one of the surest means of leaving a lasting legacy for Ghana and that Tullow was committed to doing so into the future.
Besides specific and specialized projects dotted around the country, he said Tullow also sponsors fifty (50) Ghanaian students annually at the post-graduate level to study in various fields related to oil and gas production and management at selected top universities in the United Kingdom.
‘Additionally, Tullow has together with its partners in the Jubilee joint venture invested in a technical training centre in partnership with the Takoradi Polytechnic to train middle level manpower to feed industry in general with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry’. He added.
Nana Appia Kyei hinted that there was also a planned investment into science education at the senior secondary level to be implemented in phases from 2014 as well as the provision of infrastructure to meet specific needs at some Senior High schools in the Western region.
He said in the informal sector, an Enterprise Development Centre was inaugurated in May this year to build the capacity of Ghanaian small and medium enterprises to provide services to the oil and gas industry.
These investments across the strata of education, He said, were a demonstration of Tullow Ghana’s conviction that quality education was indeed an indispensable tool in the quest to propel the socio-economic development of the country in the right direction. 
Therefore, we are delighted to be witnessing this occasion of handing over to you the authorities of the Legon Hall, the re-roofed and of underground water tanks for the use of the members of this great hall.
The Hall Master of Legon Hall, Professor David Atta-Peters, was full of praise to Tullow for helping to overcome the two critical challenges faced by students.He explained that the annexes had over the years developed cracks causing leakages anytime it rained.
This had posed risks to students as they experienced electric shocks, when the rain water seeped through the electric copper cables used many years ago to construct the buildings. He said it also created discomfort as students in the affected rooms had to move in with their colleagues in other rooms.

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