St. John’s School gets food elevator
Dr Enyan (middle, in blue) assisted by Mr Ofori-Siaw (left)
jointly inaugurating the food elevator at St John’s kitchen
The Director, General Operations, Rocksure International Limited, Dr Kwesi Enyan, has presented a GHȻ35,000.00 food elevator to his alma mater, the St. John’s School, at Sekondi, in the Western Region to enhance operations at the kitchen.
The gesture was also to ease the drudgery kitchen staff faced in transporting food and other essentials.
Previously, the pantry and kitchen staff hauled food, utensils and other items, using trucks through a circuitous route from the kitchen at the first floor to the dining hall and the same operations recur after meals.
Designed by engineer Sammy Acquah, also an old saint, the machine costing GHȻ35,000, is attached with a knob, main controls powered by electricity, a circuit breaker, and has a weight of 250 kg, equivalent to about 80 bowls.
Dr Enyan, a 1977 year member, told The Spectator , that he discussed with a contractor on site, Mr Acquah, as to how to reduce the drudgery at the kitchen to improve efficiency in serving the students.
“The key aspect of kitchen operations was to ensure the safety and security of staff because they can slip whiles transporting food, hence the food elevator,” Old Saint Dr Enyan said.
Assistant Headmaster, Academic, Mr Francis Atta Ofori -Siaw said “the food elevator will improve serving time, hygiene and promote maximum safety of the food we serve at the dining hall. We are proud of this gesture.”
From Clement Adzei Boye, Sekondi