Ghanatta SHS wants govt’s support against encroachers

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The Headmaster of the Ghanatta Senior High School Mr. Benjamin Apperkon has urged government to compensate the owners of the school’s land to prevent further encroachment on the land.

According to him, out of the 140 acres of land bequeathed to the school, only 105 acres was left, while the school was still under intense pressure for more infrastructure facilities.

He said the lost part was sold by the owners to private developers, with the argument that they have not been compensated.

Mr. Apperkon made the appeal when Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister visited the school to familiarise himself with the Ghana Education Fund (GETFund) projects in the Shai Osudolu District.

It was to enable him ascertain the challenges facing educational projects in the region.

The GETFund projects being undertaken in the school include a three-unit classroom block and a two storey girls dormitory block.

The headmaster stated that the school authorities, on number of occasions, had to hold themselves from confrontations with some of the land owners “who bring surveyors in broad daylight and start measuring plots of land to be sold to developers”.

Currently he explained that the dormitories were chocked and needed more facilities to accommodate the over 1,800 student population.

Mr Apperkon stated that the students had to go to the dining hall in turns because the hall which also served as assembly hall cannot accommodate large numbers.

He, therefore, appealed to the Minister to ensure that the contractor speed up work to provide relief for the students.

He also appealed to the assembly to create more drains within the school compound as well as tar the road from the main junction to the school.

Nii Afotey Agbo assured the school authorities of prompt action to address the challenges facing the school.

He urged the assembly to undertake proper mapping of the remaining school land in order to regularise the land title deeds to prevent further encroachment.

From Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu, Dodowa

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