By Richard Attenkah
Numo Adinortey Addison, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), last Tuesday, commissioned five projects in the municipality, including a 10-seater water closet facility, for the Ashaiman Senior High School (ASHAISEC), at a cost of GH¢80,000.
Three other projects the MCE commissioned are a 3.4 kilometre road project under the Urban Environmental Sanitation Project (UESP), at the cost of GH¢192,000, the first phase of the street lighting project at Adakoji in the Taboo electoral area at the cost of GH¢110,000, and newly-constructed market sheds at the Ashaiman main market.
Mr. Adinortey also inspected the newly-paved market floor for the hitherto muddy Ashaiman market, which was done by the Assembly, at a cost of GH¢132,000.
Commissioning the facility, the MCE said it was about time the ASHAISEC received the much-needed attention from the Assembly, since it is the only government-assisted senior high school in the municipality.
“The ASHMA is ever-ready to assist this school, because it is the only government-assisted senior high school here,” he said.
Numo Adinortey explained that the market project was undertaken to make sure the problem of hawking would be addressed.
He appealed to tax payers in the municipality to pay their taxes to enable the Assembly generate more funds for its development agenda.
Mr. Emmanuel Fiemawhle, Headmaster of the school, thanked the MCE for the kind gesture, saying the school was grateful to the assembly for its support, and hinted that the school would soon celebrate its 20 years anniversary.
Some of the students, who witnessed the commissioning ceremony amidst clapping, could not hide their joy, as they quickly trooped to the facility to see things for themselves, after the programme.
In another development, some newly-admitted students were seen busily having their classes under a tree, while others were studying under a canopy when the media arrived at the school at about 12.30 p.m.
Upon enquiry, the Headmaster told the Tema File that the practice was temporary, and that it would be phased out as soon as the classroom block, which was under construction, was completed.
“We are managing here while we wait for the contractor to finish with the classrooms,” Mr. Fiemawhle noted.