Construction of 24-unit classroom block for police begins

Mr Asante-Apeatu(right) assisted by Mr Adadevoh, breaking the ground for the commencement of the project

Mr Asante-Apeatu(right) assisted by Mr Adadevoh, breaking the ground for the commencement of the project

The construction of a GH¢1.6 million ultra modern 24-unit classroom block for the Ghana Police Education Unit at Tesano, in Accra, has commenced following the symbolic sod-cutting yesterday by the Inspector General of Police(IGP), David Asante-Apeatu.

The project, which is funded by MTN Ghana Foundation, includes head teacher’s office, staff common room, modern toilet facility and furniture.

Chahine Consulting and Construction Company are the contractors who are expected to complete work in six months.

The IGP, in his remarks, said creating an opportunity within the police environment for their children to get the best of education would contribute immensely to motivate officers in the frontline.

He said the Ghana Police Education Unit was established to educate wards of police personnel, however, over the years it had become necessary to open the facility to the public, which had led to the rise in student population, putting pressure on the old and weak facility.

Mr Asante-Apeatu commended the management of the foundation for the gesture and assured that the police administration would provide support to the constructor to enable them deliver the project within the set timeline.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, said the project would benefit over 2,493 pupils annually.

In addition to the classroom project, he said the foundation would also enhance an existing library into an integrated library which would have an Information Communication Technology Centre.

Mr Adadevoh said access to quality education enhanced economic growth and the future of the people, adding that, “the project, after completion would provide a comfortable environment conducive for teaching.”

He said the project was the 143th investment of the MTN Ghana Foundation since its inception a decade ago, stressing that the foundation had carried out more than 82 educational projects across the country.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

 

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