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Minister Pays Unannounced Visit To Selected Community S.H.S Project Sites

Portion of one of the project sites visited.

The Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 visited some selected construction sites of the Community Senior High Schools currently on-going in Western, Central and Eastern regions to acquaint herself with the progress of work so far.
The unannounced visit was also meant to inspect and monitor the work of the Contractors on a typical working day. The Minister who was accompanied by the Western Regional Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo, the Deputy Central Regional Minister, Queenster Pokua Sawyer, the two Deputy Ministers for Education, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Hon. Alex Kyeremeh as well as the Chief Director, Mr. Enoch Cobbinah, visited sites at Bamianko in the Nzema East District of the Western region, Ekumfi Otuam in the Ekumfi District as well as Bawjiase in the Ewutu Senya District of the Central region and Nyanua in the Upper West Akyem District of the Eastern region.

At all the sites visited, the Minister and her team interacted with the Contractors who were very busy at work to meet the deadline. All the Contractors at the sites assured the Minister and her entourage of their preparedness to complete the project on schedule, despite some initial challenges faced with site location, access to site among others. At Bamianko in the Nzema East District of the Western region for example, the Foreman of the Antartic Contract Works was highly optimistic of finishing the project ahead of schedule. According to him, more than 75% of work has been completed.
At the time of the visit, plastering had been done while roofing was going on. The Minister and her team were pleased with the progress of work. She was particularly happy about the diligent manner in which workers at the sites were undertaking their tasks. She, therefore, assured the Contractors of Government's support in making the projects a success.

Each Community Senior High School consists of 24 standard classrooms, four laboratories, two libraries, 16 offices for the Heads of Departments and offices for internet facilities. While on the tour, the Minister and her entourage also paid unannounced visits to some Basic Schools in the Central region to interact with teachers and students. In a related development, the Deputy Minister (Tertiary), Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and some officials from the Ministry during the preceding weekend, visited other project sites at Gomoa Gyamang and Ntranoa in Gomoa East District and Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Districts respectively (all in the Central region) Sankor in Ahanta West District of the Western region and Ashaiman Community 22 site in the Greater Accra region.

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