The West Africa Gas Pipeline Company which operates at Shama District has given a tertiary scholarship to 104 brilliant but needy senior high school graduates.
Dr. Isaac Adjei Doku who is the general manager of corporate affairs of the company, speaking at the occasion to hand over the scholarship awards, stated that the scholarship is a contribution of the company to allow the youth of Shama to excel in their future endeavors.
Explaining further Dr. Isaac added that WAGPCo does not only work and leave but owns the community the work in a duty. This is to make sure they invest in the people who live in the community that they operate. This scholarship scheme is what WAGPCO is extending to community youth of Shama District. He added that they have been supporting other Educational initiatives. But due to the introduction of free senior high school, the company has to use the funds they could have been using to support those in senior high school to equally support their tertiary education.
The manager stated that they have in total of about 142 awardees but there are 104 beneficiaries within the Shama District. This is to enable these young ones to become future leaders.
The company spends a total of GH¢400 million in taking care of its beneficiaries.
One of the beneficiaries of the WAGPCO scholarship scheme Mr. Emmanuel kwaw Mensah who is a level 300 Physician Assistant students of the university of cape coast said he is very grateful to the West Africa gas pipeline for supporting him through his senior high school level and now they are still supporting to meet his dream of becoming a medical doctor.