COMMISSIONING OF A SIX(6)UNIT CLASSROOM BLOCK with ANCILLARY FACILITY AT TESHIE ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOLNews, Spotlight — October 4, 2012 at 10:42 am Print This Post | Email This Post
ADDRESS DELIVERED BY HON. DANIEL AMARTEY MENSAH, MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE LEDZOKUK
U-KROWOR MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY (LEKMA)ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMISSIONING OF A SIX(6)UNIT CLASSROOM BLOCK with ANCILLARY FACILITY AT TESHIE ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOL ON 2ND OCTOBER, 2012
• The Chairperson,
• Hon. Presiding Member,
• Hon. Assembly Members,
• Municipal Director of Education,
• Heads of Department,
• Nii Mei Ke Naa Mei,
• Head Teachers and Teachers present,
• Friends from the Media,
• Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly, I wish to extend a warm welcome to all gathered here for this memorable occasion.
I feel privileged to be given the opportunity as the Municipal Chief Executive to address this occasion and to commission this edifice, comprising a six (6) Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facility which cost GH¢197,678.02 to complete. I wish to say that the full cost of this project has been solely funded by GETFUND. This gesture clearly indicates that the “Better Ghana” agenda is still under pursuit through the betterment of our institutions such as those in the educational sector.
Chairperson, the importance of education and training can not be overemphasized because of the transformational effect it has on the individual and society, through the acquisition of knowledge, skills and experience. The Assembly has in recognition of this fact, made the provision of educational infrastructure, one of its topmost priorities. As a demonstration of our commitment towards improving the standard of education, we have since 2010 to date channeled over GH¢1,544,663.09 of our resources into the provision of education facilities. These spans from building of Classroom Blocks, provision of Furniture, Libraries, Dormitories etc.
As an Assembly, we have also collaborated with Government in the provision of free Exercise Books and School Uniforms as well as the implementation of the School Feeding Programme. I am glad to announce that, the Assembly is presently catering for two thousand (2000) pupils under the School Feeding Programme from its own resources.
The vast investment that the Assembly has put in the education sector is for a good course and aimed at providing quality education to children in the Municipality and to enable them excel when they eventually assume the leadership mantle. We as an Assembly in conjunction with Government will continue to do all that is necessary to ensure that quality education thrives in the Municipality.
To this end, the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly has with the assistance of the Government and through GETFUND embarked on a number of education projects including the following:
• Construction of 6-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Tsui-Bleoo Primary School
• Construction of 6-Unit Classroom Block ancillary facilities at Teshie Anglican Primary School
• Construction of 6-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Aboma Presby Primary School
• Construction of 2-Storey 6-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Teshie Salem Presby Primary A & b School
• Construction of 3-Storey, 18-Unit Classroom Block (First Phase 6-Unit Classroom) at Teshie Northern Cluster of Schools
• Construction of 6-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Camp ‘2’ Primary School
• Construction of 6-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Martey Tsuru Primary School
• Construction of 3-Storey 18-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Nungua Zongo SDA Primary School
• Construction of Kitchen for National School Feeding Programme at Teshie Northern Cluster of School
• Construction of Kitchen for National School Feeding Programme at Teshie Camp ‘2’ School
• Fabrication and supply of 100 sets of Teachers’ Tables and Chairs
• Fabrication and supply of 50 Sets of Pre-School Furniture
• Fabrication and supply of 50 No. Cardboards
• Fabrication and supply of 400 No. Mono Desks for JHS
• Continuation and Completion of fence wall at Teshie Northern Cluster of Schools
• Rehabilitation of Teshie Community Library
• The Assembly has also purchased Two (2) Kitchen facilities to support the Ghana School Feeding Programme at Teshie Salem Presby and Krobo ‘1 & 2’ Basic School
May I be quick to add that some of these projects are still on-going.
Chairperson, Ladies and Gentlemen, permit me to indicate that the Assembly will only be able to attain its objective with the collaborative effort of parents and the community at large. For if I may ask, what is the use of Classrooms, Exercise Books, Furniture etc. if parents refuse to send their children to school to be trained to become responsible adults in future.
Let me take this opportunity to also announce that in order to increase the stock of second cycle schools in the Municipality, the Assembly in collaboration with the Ministry of Education has been able to convince authorities to relocate O’Reilly Senior High School to LEKMA Okpoi Gonno to be precise. This will provide additional access for Junior High School pupils who want to further their education at the Secondary level.
Our aim as an Assembly is to develop all areas of the Municipality by providing not only educational facilities but also infrastructural development in other areas of importance which has also necessitated the award of contract for the following projects this year:
• Construction of 10 Seater W/C at Teshie Northern Cluster of Schools
• Construction 10 Seater W/C at Teshie Methodist
• Construction of 2.5m x 2m Triple Cell Box Culvert at Teshie Tafo
• Construction of Footbridge at Teshie-Kwadaso
And these projects are all on-going and would be completed very soon.
Chairperson, Nii Mei, Naa Mei, Ladies and Gentlemen, on the account of what have been said, I am convinced that the Assembly’s development agenda on education is on course especially with the commendable support from the GETFUND. I thank all for being part of this august gathering and hope the school authorities, Teachers and Parents whose children attend this school will ensure that the facility is taken good care of and maintained to prolong its life span.
Chairperson, I now have the singular honour to formally declare the Six (6) Unit Classroom Block and other facilities on the Teshie Anglican Primary School Compound dully commissioned.
I thank you all for your attention.