A group calling itself, Friends of Alhaji Hudu Mogtari, has sympathized with the staff and students of the Wa Senior High Technical School (Wa SHTS) following the fire disaster they suffered in the school.
The group presented material clothes to the school to support victims of the fire disaster to sew school uniforms for classes since their classes wears were all destroyed by the fire.
In all, 114 students were directly affected by the disaster which occurred on Sunday and Monday nights.
The students lost their personal belongings including books, uniforms, food items, mattresses, and machines running into thousands of Ghana Cedis.
Addressing the students and some staff of the school during a brief ceremony at the school premises to hand over the cloth materials, Dr. Jamal-deen Kukura, a member of the group, noted that the visit was to enable them to assess the level of damage and report back to Alhaji Hudu Mogtari for him to galvanize efforts to support the school to bring it back to normalcy.
He said Alhaji Hudu Mogtari was not in the country at the time incident occurred but shared in the plight of the school.
“We have come to be with you and to let you that you are not alone in your predicaments. People are praying for you, and wishing you well in these trying times.
…it is only proper that those who have education at their heart and want to see progress in our young men and women will have to run to your aid”, he intimated.
Dr. Kokura indicated that the team would report back to Alhaji Mogtari on the state of the destruction caused by the fire for him to come to the aid of the school.
Dr. Kokura urged the students not to relent on their learning as the challenges they experienced now will surely come to an end in no time.
On his part, the Human Resource Officer at the Upper West Regional Education Directorate, Mr James Asumah, on behalf of the Regional Education Director, expressed gratitude to the group for the support and prayed for God’s blessings upon their lives.
He also appealed to the public, especially benevolent organisations and individuals to render support to the students to recover some of the properties they lost to enable them to concentrate well on their academic activities.
Alhaji Hudu Mogtari is an astute member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and had intentions of contesting the Central Constituency Parliamentary primaries to salvage the constituency development challenges it was currently facing.