. . . Bishop Ezeokafor Commissions Solar-Powered Light Donated to the school
By Chinaecherem Efobi
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese Most Rev. Dr. P.C Ezeokafor on Monday 15th July, 2019, commissioned the newly -built Solar Energy Light System provided by Savio-Bosco Alumni to St John Bosco Seminary Isuaniocha, their Alma Mater for use in their Classrooms.
In his address, the Alumni National President, Mr Celestine Ostende Oguegbu said that the reason why the Alumni had a thought to install the Power Energy is to make the students feel comfortable when reading. He recounted how during their own time in the school, they normally used lantern which not everyone could read with. Again, thunderstorms and financial challenges limited the use of generators and unreliable NEPA to provide sufficient light to the school. He said the Alumni Association found out that similar conditions still prevailed today.
That was why they thought of what to do for the school and then had the plan for this. He urged the students to do their best in their academics no matter what the situation may look like.
President Ostende said spirited Alumni members led by Mr Valentine Obienyem initiated the move to aid the school to at least have alternative power source for training the young. The whole Alumni bought the idea and jointly sponsored the Solar Project.
The Bishop during the blessing and commissioning of the project thanked everyone who had come to rejoice with them especially the school alumni who have removed the burden of installing this from the Diocese because it was “something worth doing but just that things are hard these days. At least we now know that fueling of the generator and its maintenance will now be significantly reduced and used for other things” he concluded.
In his vote of thanks, the school rector, Rev. Fr. Innocent Okeke thanked Bishop Ezeokafor for honouring their invitation not minding that it came a little bit late and upon all his engagements. He then gave Kudos to the Seminary Alumni who made the day for the entire Seminary , and called on other philantropists to help solar-power the Chapel and other buildings.
Bishop Ezepkafor inspected other projects taken up by individual member of the Association, which included the flooring of the students’ Refectory with tiles, Food Store and Pantry.