The Kpedze Senior High School (KPESCO) in the newly-created Ho-West District is feverishly preparing towards its 50th Anniversary celebration, with the inauguration of a special cloth to mark the occasion.
According to authorities of the school, the cloth would also remain the official cloth of school for other important occasions.
As part of preparations, the authorities of the school have engaged personnel of the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho to train some of the students as a cadet corps, which was also inaugurated at a ceremony at Kpedze last Friday, last week.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the anniversary cloth and the cadet corps, the Headmaster of KPESCO, Mr. Gabriel Aku, thanked the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho-West, Mr. Emmanuel Bedzrah, for showing special interest in the development of the school over the years.
Mr. Aku explained that the Ho-West MP had done a lot, which he could not mentioned, but disclosed that Mr. Bedzrah was behind the establishment of the newly-inaugurated school cadet corps at that time, the school was cash-strapped and could not provide uniforms for the members due to the high cost.
The Headmaster of KPESCO said the MP came to the aid of the school and provided two different uniforms each for members of the cadet corps, and urged old students and individuals to come to the aid of the school.
Mr. Aku at this point commended the late President Mills for the ongoing infrastructure development in the school.
He noted that the KPESCO had been orphaned following the death of the President, because the school authorities feared that the projects would not be completed, and made a passionate appeal to the new President to help complete the projects.
The Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Kodobisah, commended the authorities of KPESCO for their foresight that led to the formation of a cadet corps, which he stressed would promote discipline, and promised the authorities that ongoing development activities in the school would be completed.
The MP Mr. Bedzrah pledged his continuous support for the school, and urged the students to take their lessons seriously, to enable them to become responsible adults in order for them to justify the investment the government and their parents were making in them.
The Paramount Chief of the Kpedze traditional area, Togbe Atsridom, who launched the new school cloth, urged them to purchase the cloth, and asked the students to be obedient.