Ho Community School abandoned?…24 unit classroom, dormitory block, staff bungalows left in the wild

The massive and magnificent structures of Hodzo Community Senior High School in the Ho municipality, built at a colossal cost under the GETFund have now been swallowed up by weeds.  

The twenty-four-unit classroom block, the dormitory blocks, staff bungalows and the administrative building as well as other structures are all virtually lost in the wild plants.  

The school project was executed between 2013 and 2019.  

However, there has not been any move by officialdom to open the school since the completion of the project.  

Thus, what was meant to be a community senior high school is now a white elephant.  

The school is located just off the main road in the community but it takes a nightmare to get there by foot due to the wild vegetative cover which has engulfed it, making it inaccessible to vehicles.

One observer described the facility as a lost treasure.  

In the absence of students and teachers, lizards, rats and grasscutters have taken over the rooms while some local residents are vigorously cultivating cassava, beans and maize on the compound.  

The MP for Ho Central, Mr Benjamin Kpodo who waded through the weeds to get to the buildings in the company of the Ghanaian Times, on Saturday, described the situation as pathetic.  

He was conducted round the hidden facility by  Togbe Donkor Krofi, an elder of the community and Geze Johas, the youth leader.  

Mr Kpodo, who lobbied together with Madam Grace Adzroe, former Controller and Accountant General for the project called for communal labour to clear the access roads to the school and the compound as quickly as possible, as a first step to addressing the problem.  

He gave the assurance that the he would take up the matter with the relevant authorities.  

However, Mr Kpodo said that there was the need to look into the possibility of converting the structures into a college of education.  

“This is because there are nine public senior high schools in the municipality in addition to four private ones, and these are enough,” he explained.  

 FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, HODZO  

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