GRIDCo has inaugurated two (2) mechanised boreholes for the Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO) in the Upper East Region. The project was initiated as part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

The Headmistress, together with the GES Municipal Director, Staff, Students and The NABIA (Old Students of NAVASCO) received the GRIDCo delegation comprising Dzifa Bampoh and Millicent Atuguba from Corporate Communications, Benjamin Tsikata, Julius Kpongor, James Yenime from the Bolga Operational Area and James Adagyine Abobiya from the Kumasi Operational Area.

The Kasena Nankana District Municipal Director of Education, Ms. Alice Ellen Abeere-Inga expressed gratitude to GRIDCo for the timely support saying, “This intervention will go a long way to address absenteeism, especially amongst female students.

Speaking at the brief handover event, GRIDCo’s Manager of Corporate Communications, Dzifa Bampoh explained that the Company seeks to uphold one of its Core Values of “CARE” for the communities within which it operates, hence the support for NAVASCO which is located near the Nayagnia Substation. She emphasised the need for commitment to sustainability to ensure that the two (2) mechanised pumps provided are well maintained so it serves the school for a long time.

Commending GRIDCo, the Headmistress of Navrongo Senior High, Madam Mercy Babachuweh stated that the donation comes as a relief to their suffering because of the significant increase in student population since the school’s inception 60 years ago, which has put pressure on the limited water resources. She added, “Now, students will spend less time in queues for water, and more time on their academic work.” The Senior Prefect of the school Simon Nyaaba also took his turn to commend GRIDCo.

The Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASO) was established in September 1960 as one of the Ghana Education Trust Schools. It has a current student population of two thousand, and thirty-four (2,034) and a staff strength of one hundred and eighty (180) of which seventy-eight (78) live on campus.