TThe Volta River Authority (VRA), on March 22, 2022 awarded educational scholarships at a total value of GHS 800,000.00 to 61 needy but brilliant students from communities impacted by the Authority’s operations.
The scholarship scheme, which falls under the Authority’s Community Development Programme (CDP), seeks to support the development of human resources to contribute to the sustainability and the growth of communities, as well as national development.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive of VRA, Mr. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, said the Scholarship Awards was proof of the Authority’s commitment of adding value to lives. He commended the achievements and progress of previous beneficiaries of the scholarship and urged current beneficiaries to apply themselves diligently to their studies.
It is instructive to note that since the inception of the scholarship scheme in 2011, VRA has sponsored 329 students from Akosombo, Akuse, Kpone and Aboadze areas. Out of the number, 234 students were sponsored at the secondary level prior to the introduction of the Government of Ghana’s Free SHS programme, and 95 students at the tertiary level. Out of those sponsored at the tertiary level, 77 have completed successfully while 18 are in school.