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Holy Ghost Academy Amaokpala Seeks N80m for Chapel, N10m for Erosion Control

. . . Sends SOS to Govt for Access Road

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba

The Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), Province of Nigeria, South East-owned Holy Ghost Academy Amaokpala (HGAA), Orumba North LGA, Anambra State, has solicited for support from all towards the completion of the school’s chapel building, estimated at N80m.
Making this appeal known through his address of welcome at the 17th Founders’ Day of HGAA held on March 7, the school principal, Rev Fr Jude Ekemgba, C.S.Sp, said the chapel which would serve as an ideal place of God’s worship, was of great importance to the Catholic school.

He regretted that the school had only a hall which currently served three purposes of a chapel, a refectory and a hall for the institution, and appealed to public spirited individuals and groups to donate in support of the chapel project which, when completed, would boost the mission of holistic human formation which the school was committed to.

Holy Ghost Academy, Amaokpala also sent a save our souls plea to the government for an access road and for the control of erosion threatening the premises of HGAA. The erosion control was estimated at N10m.

The principal however appreciated the Governor of Anambra State, Dr Willie Obiano, who, he said, had awarded a contract for the construction of an access road for the school. He prayed that the project would take off soon and completed in record time so as to guarantee easier and smooth access to the school.

Speaking at the event which doubled with the 2020 Inter-House Sports Competition of HGAA, the Education Secretary of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Rev Fr Hilary Nwajagu, commended the school principal, Rev Fr Ekemgba, C.S.Sp, for what he described as his wonderful collaborative spirit, saying that the collaboration which the diocese had enjoyed with the Spiritans-owned school had been encouraging.

Among those that graced and donated in support of the school project were the wife of the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Dr Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, who was represented by the SA to the Governor on Donor Agency, Mrs Mary Ogugua; Chief Ezeokafor of Ekwulobia Urban Mass Transport and Professor Mrs Theresa Onuegbu, as well as the parish priest and parishioners of St Andrew’s Parish, Amaokpala.

Rosary College, Nise won the 1st position in the sack race competition for invited schools, while Urban Girls’ Secondary School, Ekwulobia, won the 2nd position.

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