The project is being constructed by Wilcado Construction Company Ltd, and is expected to be completed in 18 months. An inaugural ceremony to commence construction in July, 2014 was witnessed by several heads of departments in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality, such as Assembly members, as well as the chiefs and people of the area.
Mr. L.A. Santanah, the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Chief Executive visited the site during his usual community tour programme to ascertain the progress of work and to interact with the people in the community. The chiefs and elders who were full of smiles applauded government for selecting their community as a beneficiary.
Although the project is at a foundation stage, Mr. Santanah was optimistic that the contractor would work hard to complete it on schedule since funds had been made readily available.
He added that despite the current temporal economic difficulties facing the country as a result of the global economic fluctuations, His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama was leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the expectations of Ghanaians on his Government were met. He thanked the chiefs for releasing land for the construction of the project, and hoped that they would continue to support the good intentions and efforts of the Government to help alleviate the current economic predicament.
The Municipal Chief Executive said government considered education as one of its topmost priorities and would do everything possible to provide the necessary infrastructure to gradually facilitate a progressive free Senior High School Education in accordance with the provision of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana. Mr. L.A. Santanah further said the project when completed would provide a golden opportunity for parents to educate their wards in their own backyard and helped contribute significantly to make Sefwi and Ghana a better place to live.
The project will comprise of classrooms and office accommodations, laboratory, and a dispensary to offer first aid to students who may fall ill during school hours.
He also emphasized that government was currently revamping the Kumasi shoe factory and might consider rolling out a policy of supplying free school sandals to school children especially those in the deprive communities.
Source: ISD (Kaayeng Frederick)