Regent cuts sod for construction of GH¢ 800,000 ICT lab, library
Ebusuapanyin Kweku Okanta, Regent of Swedru has broken grounds for the construction of a GH¢800,000 ultra-modern information, communication and technology (ict) laboratory and library complex for Agona Swedru to facilitate the study of ICT.
The facility, a self-help project planned by the Swedruman Council of Chiefs, will be built with funds raised through contributions of individuals and corporate bodies.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ebusuapanyin Okonta noted that Ogidigram Okobioko Asiedu Kobena Botwe II, Swedruhene who is currently out of the country was determined to ensure the early completion of the project so that pupils and students in and around the town could benefit.
Consequently, this year’s Akwambo festival would have fundraising as its flagship
The Regent who is also the Ebusuapanyin of Swedru Omankrado appealed to corporate bodies and individuals who made pledges towards the project to fulfill them to enable the Project Implementation Committee to commence its work.
He said the world had become a global village through technology and therefore required knowledge driven human beings who were technologically inclined to take the mantle of all sectors of the country.
He urged people of the town to treasure the project because it would serve as a good legacy for posterity and urged traditional rulers and leaders in the communities to study ICT for their own good.
Ebusuapanyin Okanta planted two coconut seedlings to serve as commemorative trees at the project.
He said it would also create job opportunities for the youth and provide