Ben Dotsei Malor, a former press secretary to former president John Mahama, has launched a library and computer lab he, with the help of some benefactors, built for the people of his hometown, Ohawu.
In a gesture of giving back few can confidently say they have done, Ben Dotsei Malor, a former presidential staffer, launched a library and computer lab for people of his hometown, Ohawu, in the Volta region.
Malor, who served in the erstwhile John Mahama administration and currently works at the United Nations in New York, undertook the project with support from people home and abroad.
For Malor and his TORNA Foundation, the learning centre is an opportunity for the young ones in one of the more deprived areas in the country to close the education gap between themselves and those growing up in urban areas.
The learning centre has been christened the Amissah-Arthur Leraning Centre, after a former and late vice-president, Kwesi Amissah Arthur.
On the morning of June 24, 2019, the day the centre was opened, Malor took to Facebook, posting a photo of the front view of the building, with the caption: "THIS IS THE DAY - OHAWU AT DAWN: The Amissah-Arthur Learning Centre will be opened at 10 am today, Monday, 24th June 2019. A dream is becoming a reality to transform the young lives in Ohawu and neighbouring communities.
WE THANK GOD. We thank every one who has contributed funding, computers, books, and prayers plus kind wishes to help us get this far. We are grateful.
YOU'VE DONE SO MUCH FOR US WE CANNOT TELL IT ALL. To God be the glory."
Facebook took well to his project and many thanked and praised him.
A former Foreign minister of Ghana, Hanna Tetteh, wrote: "Congratulations Ben, glad to see that you have been able to transform your vision into a reality with the right support and partnership."
Sampson Adotey Junior added:"Glory be to God! Congratulations to all who supported this in various ways."
Malor was also full of praise for all those who contributed in various ways to make the project a success. They include, a former second lady Matilda Amissah-Arthur and a Kenyan, Kheiro Abdi.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh published the story of Abdi who had only called on Malor for coffee in New York but she had more in mind.
She ended up giving Malor an unspecified amount to help with the project.
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