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A philanthropist, Felix Akonta Akakpo has provided a 6-Unit classroom block and ancillary facilities for the Lente-Wute Community Basic School in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region. 

The initiative would augment infrastructure of the school he established for the community four years ago, aimed at providing compulsory education for children in his hometown. 

Children in Lente-Wute, a community situated on the Ghana-Togo border in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region were compelled to travel to neighboring communities to go to school.

Felix Akonta Akakpo, a native of Lente-Wute

In a bid to end the stress these children go through, Mr. Akonta established the Lente-Wute Community Basic School in 2019, in a structure belonging to the Pentecost Church. 

He provided stationery and paid the salaries of the teachers to enable children in his hometown access education, without traveling out of the community. 

About 3 and half years on, he constructed a 6-Unit classroom block with ancillary facilities to accommodate the increasing pupils population. 

Mr. Akakpo indicated that he was inspired by the struggles he went through during his childhood in accessing education, where he had to travel long distances to school in the 1990s. 

He said his vision was to provide “a community-based free and compulsory education for all children in the Lente-Wute community.”

This he said, aims at increasing literacy and contributing to the development of human resources in the deprived border community. 

Mr. Akakpo, however, pleaded with stakeholders to fast track absorbing the school into the public system to enable it to benefit from the government’s educational programs and policies. 

He added that he embarked on the humanitarian initiative to inspire and encourage other worthy citizens do undertake development projects in their communities and give back to the society. 

The school’s headmaster, Robert Blewusi Adzigbi, lauded the contributions of the philanthropist.

He appealed to all and sundry to equip the school’s library, Information Communication and Technology lab and make available enough furniture for the pupils. 

The Paramount Chief of Aflao, Togbe Amenya Fiti V introducing Mr. Akonta as the new Youth Leader of Aflao.

The Paramount Chief of Aflao, Togbe Amenya Fiti V, appreciated efforts of Mr. Akakpo to harness development to his community and implored others to emulate the gesture, to aid government in developing the country.

He, however, lamented the unfortunate development of immigration officers allegedly extorting money from parents who travel across the Ghana-Togo border to send their children to school. 

“It is just very unfortunate that the Command is under Dzodze, but your people at the border here, they are taking money from my people. Women bringing their children to attend school, they will take money from them. what a pity?” 

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