On 19 January 2017, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Mdm. Sun Baohong attended the handover ceremony of China-Ghana Friendship ICT Center for Adeiso JHS in the Eastern Region, which is aided by the Chinese side. Nearly 400 people including Hon. Dan Botwe, MP for Okere constituency and Minister designate for Regional Reorganization and Special Projects, Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, MP for Ablekuma West constituency and Minister designate for Communications, officials from local education department, traditional leaders, teachers, students as well as residents from local communities attended the ceremony.
In her address, Ambassador Sun Baohong recalled the fruitful achievements of China-Ghana cooperation on education, among other sectors, and introduced China's experience in developing rural education. Ambassador Sun said that China will continue to place education as a priority in China-Ghana cooperation, and support the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government's efforts in development, vigorously participate in Ghana's industrialization, agricultural modernization and overall regional development, implement more investment projects in Ghana and enhance Ghana's capacity for self-sustained development, thus laying a solid economic foundation for the development of Ghana's education sector. Ambassador Sun encouraged the students to study hard to make contributions to the development of Ghana and write a new chapter in China-Ghana friendship.
Hon. Dan Botwe and Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful,in their respective speeches, expressed their heartfelt gratitude and high appreciation to the Chinese side for aiding the Adeiso JHS ICT Center. They said that the ICT center, with advanced facilities and multiple functions, drastically improves the teaching conditions of the school, facilitate the surrounding schools and communities' access to information and news, and inject strong vitality into the policies such as "one district, one factory" of Akufo-Addo's administration. Moreover, the ICT center also reflects the premium the Chinese government places on the Ghanaian people. Hon. Dan Botwe and Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful also admonished the school to make use of the facilities provided by the Chinese side to the fullest, improve the teaching level, and contribute more talents to the contry.
Afterwards, Ambassador Sun, together with Hon. Dan Botwe and Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, donated school bags and other stationary to the students, cut the ribbons for the inauguration of the ICT center, and inspected the whole project. During the event, the teaches, students and local residents were drumming and dancing, making a warm atmosphere.
Adeiso JHS, built in the era of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has never received any rehabilitation in the following years. In 2016, the Embassy, together with Ghana-China Friendship Association (GHACHIFA), built an ICT center for this school, rehabilitated all classrooms, and equip the school with new desks and chairs. A simple canteen was also built for the good of teachers and students.
After the handover ceremony, Ambassador Sun, together with Hon. Dan Botwe and Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, donated farming tools such as boots, cutlasses and spraying machines to a community called Sukrong.