Education is topmost priority of gov -Afotey Agbo
Date published: October 9, 2012
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has stated that government was committed to making education affordable, assessable and relevant to the needs of the Ghanaian society, through the expansion of infrastructure and adequate training of our teachers.
“Education, we are already aware, is the most valuable asset and wealth that every country aspires to give to its citizenry, because in our world today, what has become the source of wealth to nations is the amount of knowledge the citizens posses, aside natural resources,” he added.
The Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kpone-Katamanso constituency, made the statement at a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of dormitories for the Manhean Senior High Technical School, located at Tema Manhean.
The occasion was also used to commission an ICT center, as well as inaugurate a new school bus for the second cycle institution.
A number of dignitaries, including the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Robert Kempes Ofosuware, Tema Mantse, Nii Adjei Kraku II, members of the Canoe Owners Association of Ghana, a representative of the Premix Committee among others, turned up to grace the occasion.
Addressing the occasion, the TMA boss said the government and his outfit were spending so much on education, because they believed in youth empowerment to ensure a secure future for the nation, saying, “With an educated and an enlightened youth, we know the future development of our country is assured.”
The Tema Mantse called on the government and TMA to ensure the completion of the dormitories for the only Senior High School in his area, and called on all and sundry to smoke the peace pipe to enhance harmony and development in the area.
The Tema Traditional Council, led by the Tema Mantse, and the Landing Beach Committee in collaboration with the Canoe Fishermen Association, led by the chief fishermen, presented a sum of GH¢100,000 each to support the construction of the project for the school.
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