AYAWASO CENTRAL CONSTITUENCY: CODA Cuts Sod For Construction Of 12-Unit Classroom Block (Pictures)
The Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Development Authority (CODA), Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib has cut sod for the construction of a 12-Unit Classroom Block at the Kwame Nkrumah Cluster of Schools in the Ayawaso Central Constituency.
The project is being funded through the one million dollar one constituency program through the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) under the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives (MSDI).
Addressing the chiefs and people of the Ayawaso Constituency, the CEO of CODA, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib said "President in 2016 promised Ghanaians that when he is voted into office he will allocate one million dollar per constituency to help in socio-economic development in every constituency in the country. President has fulfilled his promise by bringing development to the doorstep of the people"
He explained that during stakeholders’ engagements with the people of Ayawaso Central Constituency, they requested for several developmental projects including an astroturf and a 12-unit classroom block at the Kwame Nkrumah Cluster of Schools.
He said the contractor has gone through the procurement processes and have been awarded the contract to construct the 12-unit classroom block for the people of Ayawaso Central Constituency.
Lawyer Shaib assured the gathering that the contractor has been directed to ensure that artisans that would be needed in the construction work should be employed from the Ayawaso Constituency to enable the youth get employment through the project.
He finally assured the people that the duration for the construction is going to be six (6) months and hopes that the contractor finishes ahead of the scheduled time.
He prayed that the chiefs and people will support the contractor to enable the project complete successfully.
The Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister for National Security, Honourable Henry Quartey thanked the President for this initiative and other social interventions he has extended to Ghanaians.
Hon. Qoartey added apart from the asphalting of over 20 kilometers road that has been completed another 20 kilometers would be done before the end of the year.
He said "The astroturf project at Alajo has commenced and after its completion it will help in unearthing football and other sports talents among the youth of Ayawaso Central. An existing office block for the Municipal Assembly is being converted into a Children’s Hospital under the one million dollar one constituency programme"
He used the opportunity to appeal to the people of Ayawaso to ensure that they keep to the safety protocols since we are not in normal times and the COVID-19 is still in the system.
He also thanked the CODA for donating two thousand (2000) pieces of facemask which would be distributed to the people of Ayawaso Central Constituency after the programme.
"I thanked the chiefs and people for their support and prayer. I will ensure that you will keep supporting the good works in order to bring development to people" he added.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Quaye thanked President Akufo-Addo for his continuous support for the people of Ghana.
He explained that through the one million dollar one constituency initiative, the Ayawaso Central Constituency has benefited their share of the national cake.
Present at the sod cutting ceremony were; Nii Obo Aduansako II (Accra Newtown Mantse), Nii Obroni I (Kokomlemle Mantse), Nii Jaase of Alajo, Mr. Kingsley Karikari Bondzie (A Deputy CEO of CODA), Alhaji Hudu Ismail (Presiding Member), Augustus Owusu Ajenfra (Municipal Director of Education), Mr. Kobby Anang (Deputy CEO of Gaming Commission), the Clergy and other traditional leaders.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith