The Nungua Traditional Council on Thursday released about 10 acres of land to Top Kings Innovations, a real estate developer for the construction of a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institution at Borteyman.
The project is expected to complete within 12 months.
At a sod-cutting ceremony to commence construction works, the Paramount Chief of Nungua, Professor Odaifio Welentsi, lauded the initiative by the real estate firm to site the institution in Nungua and called on the youth to take active interest in it and enroll.
Prof. Welentsi advised parents not to keep their children at home but enrolled them to aquire employable, enterprenuer and vocational skills and knowledge after completion.
He said such an institution would really help to educate more youth in the municipality and make them independent in life after completion.
The Paramount Chief expressed concern that certain estate developers on the Nungua lands were operating for several years without making any visible investment to the benefit of the people of Nungua.
Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, the Director General of the Commission for TVET, said the release of lands by the Paramount Chief and elders of Nungua for the construction would help the efforts being made by the government to increase enrolment into TVET institutions.
Dr Asamoah indicated that the government was seeking to increase the enrolment from 10 per cent to about 20 per cent.
The Director General said, the TVET facility, when completed would help augment the current government TVET institutions, thereby helping to create jobs to transform the youth to be self-reliant.
He said the government was focusing on the growth of TVET in the Greater Accra Region, and had since 2017 committed more than half-a-billion dollars to TVET education in the country.
Dr Asamoah thanked the traditional council for the land and added that the facility would helpto educate, and make the youth more productive to nation-building.
BY VICTOR A. BUXTON