The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to undertaking infrastructural projects across the country despite current economic challenges.
According to him, Nana Akufo-Addo’s government believes in projects and will continue constructing schools, roads and other infrastructures to better the lives of Ghanaians.
He reemphasized on the government commitment to continue to invest in secondary education, since education opens up opportunities for progress.
It is against this backdrop that he has urged Ghanaians to continue supporting NPP to do more, stressing that it is the NPP which has their interest and well-being of the country at heart.
Dr. Okyere Darko-Mensah made the remarks when he was addressing a gathering to commission 480-bed capacity Boys Dormitory for Fiaseman Senior High School in Tarkwa in the Tarkwa-Nsuem Municipaty.
The 2.7 million cedi double block GetFund project will accommodate not less than 600 students to ease congestion at the current boys dormitory and also increase enrollment.
The facility can boast of 20 double seater toilets, 32 showering cubicles, 2 washing bays, 2 ironing halls and a mechanized borehole.
According to Dr. Okyere Darko-Mensah, the project was one of the first projects he awarded on contract since he assumed office as regional minister.
Fiaseman Senior High School can also boost of a 3, 000 capacity dining hall, a 20-seater Water Closet and an ongoing 12-unit classroom block under the NPP government.
All these facilities were acquired through the instrumentality of George Mireku Duker, the Tarkwa-Nsuem MP and deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources.
The regional minister said government will leave no stone unturned in addressing infrastructural deficit in all Senior High Schools besides funding secondary education.
He disclosed that thanks to Free SHS policy, the number of children attending secondary school in Western region has now increased from 13, 000 to 63,000, over sixty-eight percent increase.
The Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuem who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku-Duker touches on the impression created in the public space that government will soon cancel the Free SHS policy said government does not intend to take such action.
He said the NPP government is human centered and has the future of Ghanaian youth at heart and will ensure that they are adequately trained to acquire knowledge and skill at school for a better future.
Mr. Mireku-Duker also reminded Ghanaians that NPP has a contractual agreement with them and will work hard to deliver to their expectations.
The headmaster of Fiaseman SHS, Mr. John Kofi Sagoe, commended government and the Member of Parliament for giving the school a facelift and pledged to ensure that the facility is regularly maintained to keep it in good condition
He, however, lamented over encroachment on the school land by private developers, absence of teachers’ bungalow and a school bus.