As Ghana celebrates its 56th independence anniversary, the association of Ghanaian Professionals in Sierra Leone (GHAPSIL) has bailed out some deprived schools in Freetown.

On Friday, GHAPSIL presented $4,500 (four thousand five hundred USD) worth of school materials to 1,500 pupils in four Junior Secondary Schools in Freetown.

Addressing reporters at the Ghanaian High Commission on Spur Road, Freetown the President of GHASIL Mark, Kwaku Mintah noted that the association which had been around for over a decade now “seeks to promote and foster good friendship between Ghana and Sierra Leone.”

He added that the donation was GHASIL’s contribution to the society where they earn their living, also further stating that in this year’s independent celebration the association has deem it necessary to focus on education which is not only in line with their independent celebration theme but also important in helping recover the education sector which was heavily impacted by the ebola outbreak.

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The association “considers education as the bedrock to the development of the human resource based any country for economic growth and development”, also adding “the donation is the surest way of realizing that goal in Sierra Leone.”

Ghana’s High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Rtd. Major General Carl S. Modey commended GHAPSIL and emphasized the good relationship that exists between Ghana and Sierra Leone on both the Bi-lateral and Regional levels, especially within the framework of ECOWAS.

According to the High Commissioner, the donation was most appropriate in line with the theme of this year’s Ghana’s independence.