The Member of Parliament (MP) of Okaikoi South, MsDakoa Newman, on Tuesday cut the sod for the construction of a two-unit classroom block for Bubuashie 1 Basic School.
The project which is expected to be completed in five months comprise an office for the head teacher, four washrooms for the pupils and a shower.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ms Newman said that, the kindergarten department of the school shared same classroom with primary one due to lack of accommodation.
“It has come to my attention that due to lack of accommodation, kindergarten department shares same classroom with primary one and this wouldn’t help in building their academic confidence,” she stated.
The MP said she wanted Ghana to attain the Sustainable Development Goal 4 for children to get early access to quality education to prepare them for primary and adult education.
In his address, Mr Samuel Lartey Mantey, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Project Manager stated that the safety of the pupils was paramount and urged the contractors and teachers to take safety measures during the construction period.
Mr Mantey appealed to the contractor to engage some of the youth who could assist during the construction period as a way of getting jobs.
The headmistress of the school, Ms Hannah Okyere, thanked the MP for coming to their aid and promised that the facility would be used for its purpose and be maintained.
BY PHILOMINA OPPONG