Valco Hall Students Advised to Contribute Positively towards Society

The Western Regional Fire Commander, ACFO Obeng Dankwa Dwamena, has advised students of Valco Hall to contribute positively towards society even in the face of constraints. ACFO Dwamena noted that the important role of alumni of the hall in national development could not be overemphasized. He therefore urged the students to balance their academic work with voluntary community service. The Western Regional Fire Commander gave the advice at a grand durbar to climax the 25th Hall Week celebration. The week-long celebration was on the theme " Transformational Change for National Development: The Role of the Industrialist". Valco Hall, fondly known as the Industrialist, marked the day with a colourful parade by the Hall's Cadet Corps. The Cadet Corps, assisted by the Kwame Nkrumah Hall Regimental Band, march past the dais amidst rapturous applause and cheers from the elated crowd. The Western Regional Fire Commander, ACFO Dwamena, reviewed the parade and took the salute before delivering his speech. ACFO Dwamena commended the Cadet Corps for their sterling performance, hard work, commitment, discipline and dedication to duty. The Fire Commander seized the opportunity to sensitise the public on the need to adhere to fire safety and observe the necessary precautions to mitigate fire outbreaks in the country. He advised the public to have a fire safety routine to help keep them and their families safe. The Hall Master, Mr. Akwasi Opoku Boadu, mentioned re-painting of the hall, procurement of tables and chairs for rooms, construction of office and changing rooms for workers and artisans, as some of the achievements of the Hall. He said plans were afoot to start work on badminton court in front of "A" Block of the Hall. Touching on challenges, Mr. Boadu pointed out high demand for residential accommodation by students who are affiliated to the Hall; furnishing of the hybrid library to enhance academic work; extra security lights and improvement of ventilation in all annexes of the Hall. The Hall President, Mr. Eric Adjei, attributed the successes chalked up by the Hall over the years to the high level of discipline exhibited by its residents. He urged them to take their studies seriously so as to become responsible citizens in the country. The celebration, which saw the inauguration of Valco Hall Alumni Association, was graced by the queen mother of Twifo Hemang, Nana Abena Nyarkowaa II,who chaired the function.