German Fulfills School Promise To Alavanyo

Mamaga Akosua I, Paramount Queen Mother of SASADU, has fulfilled her promise to build a safer and more secure modern classroom block for Alavanyo in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region.

The SASADU is a union among the people of Saviefe, Akrofu, Sovie and Alavanyo communities.

Mamaga Akosua, a German known in private life as Cornelia Von Wuelfing, added the school to her many contributions in health, education and socio-economic development.

The Alavanyo-Kpeme Roman Catholic Basic School was done with support from other German donors and the German Embassy in Ghana. 

The relocated and gated classroom block, which comes with a play area, offices, staff room, IT laboratory and a library, replaces a ramshackle structure built in 1824 on the outskirts of the town near Nkonya, a rival community over a century-old land dispute. 

Mamaga Akosua, who is also the Ngoryinyornufiaga (Development Queen Mother) of Alavanyo believed the project would consolidate the peace process between Alavanyo and Nkonya, which had seen her institute school feeding and other projects in the two traditional areas.

She announced a women empowerment programme for women in the two areas to ensure they unite through joint self-help projects.

In a citation to honour Mamaga Akosua, the Paramount Chief of Alavanyo, Togbega Tsedze-Atakora VII, commended her for bringing ‘joy and dignity’ to the people of Alavanyo through her benevolence. 

Mamaga Ametor II, Paramount Queen Mother of Alavanyo who chaired the function, was hopeful that the school which is christened the Niklas and Basti R.C. Basic School would produce world-class students who would continue to uphold, peace, unity and development.

The Hohoe MCE, Teddy Ofori, said the school would contribute greatly to the government’s desire to ensure all children go to school.