A sod-cutting ceremony has been performed for the construction of five new projects to improve education in communities within the Atiwa East Constituency of the Eastern Region.
The beneficiary schools include the Abekoase SDA School, Tiawia Subriso Basic School, Enyirsi R/C School, where a six-unit classroom block and a six-seater toilet facility would be constructed to offer more space for the pupils. The Adasewase Methodist school will also benefit from a similar project.
Construction is set to begin on a 2-storey 8-unit Girls and Boys Dormitory block at the newly built Anyinam TVET Centre to turn it into a Secondary-Technical Vocational school.
The Member of Parliament for the area Abena Osei-Asare who broke ground for the construction of the projects on Friday (6 January 2023) said they formed part of other developmental initiatives in several communities within the constituency.
She expressed her commitment to improving the lives of young people through education.
“His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Akufo Addo, has made education a focal point in his administration to ensure that every child gets the value of education. In keeping with this vision, I lobbied for these projects to improve educational infrastructure in the constituency”, Osei-Asare who doubles as Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Finance said in a Facebook post.
“These projects would help replace the old, dilapidated classroom blocks and improve the conditions under which pupils in the various schools are studying”, she added.
She also thanked the District Chief Executive and the Ghana Education Service in the Atiwa East District for their support as she urged them “to take ownership of the project and support the contractors so the project can be completed and commissioned as scheduled.”
The ceremony was graced by the chiefs of the beneficiary communities, opinion leaders, youth groups, among others.
“This is a timely intervention and we thank the MP for this initiative”, said Gyamfua a native of Tiawia Subriso who was at the occasion.
“With this project coming my kids are assured of quality education and safety”, the 40-year-old mother of three added.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH