18 March 2009
GHANA : ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD SPONSORS ACHIMOTA SEN. HIGH SCHOOLS NEW BASKETBALL FACILITY
On Saturday 14th of March 2009 during the Achimota Senior High School founders day, the school commissioned its new ultra modern outdoor basketball facility which is equipped with two outdoor basketball courts, and sitting space. The facility was sponsored by ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD and the 1959 Achimota senior high school year group. Also a total of fourty-two basketballs were donated to the school with fourty from a member of the old students association, and two from the contractor of the project. The new basketball court facility was commissioned by the Head mistress of the Achimota Senior High School and some members of the 1959 year group which included Dr. Kwame Addo-kuffour a former minister of defense of the republic of Ghana who played a major role in the building of the new basketball court facility. The Achimota old students association during the commissioning spoke of their decision to build a basketball court facility to help develop the sport of basketball in the school as well as improve the health of the students through sports. The building of the new basketball facility also happens to be in a year when the National Schools and Colleges sports festival will be organized in Accra. This years National Schools and Colleges sports festival will have basketball as one of its main events. The commissioning of the new basketball facility was crowned with a 10 minutes basketball match between the Team A and Team B of the Achimota Senior High School boys basketball team.