Fiaseman SHS inaugurates GH¢2.7m 480-bed boys’ dormitory

A 480-bed boys’ dormitory constructed for the Fiaseman Senior High School at the cost of GH2.7 million, was on Monday inaugurated at Fiaseman in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipality of the Western Region.

The one-storey block has a 20-seater water closet, 32-shower cubicles, washing base, two ironing halls and one mechanised borehole, was initiated   by the Member of Parliament of Tarkwa-Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker, with funding from the Ghana Trust Fund (GETFUND)

In  a speech, Mr Duker said : “We are not only concentrating on paying fees to ease the burden of parents, but also making sure that needed infrastructure to serve the various institutions are built to ensure that facilities are available for these children,” he explained.

He stated that government would not look back that no ‘reform or formalisation will get free SHS cancelled, assuring,  “we will  continue with it to ensure that Ghanaians are  adequately trained and schooled.”

The MP reiterated that  government had the mandate to initiate programmes and projects  in  various sectors   of the economy  including education and sports because “ that is why we’re voted for.”

He stressed “We have a contractual agreements with the people of Tarkwa-Nsuaem and  Ghana and we’re  obliged to work and ensure that we work to satisfy the whims and caprices of our people.”

Mr Darko-Mensah, for his part, recalled that, some  people doubted plans  by President  Akufo- Addo to implement  the free SHS policy, but, added, that dream had become areality.

He said, the team knew that the President had a good vision for  Ghanaians especially the people of Western region.

“We started a free SHS journey with 13,000 students in the Western Region today as I speak to you, the number has increased by over 483 percent, to 53,00,and know  Ghanaians will be so amazed the number of influential citizens that have benefited from free SHS,” the regional minister added.

Mr Darko-Mensah said that, the new boys dormitory was  in line with that vision to expand infrastructure and assured that government would  continue to invest in secondary education.

“All over the world, there are financial crisis. But, even in this financial crisis, the Tarkwa road is still being done,  we are still building schools and free SHS  is still operating  and the lights are our  for students to study and pass.

Mr Saighoe thanked the government for efforts in reshaping the school to improve quality infrastructure  including the  multi -purpose dining hall  and  a  six-unit classroom block,  and, requested  for a new bus to ease the  transportation burden of Fiaseman.

FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, TARKWA

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