With Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
The Japanese Government is making frantic efforts to enhance the development of education infrastructure in Ghana.
To this end, the Japanese Government has committed $104,245 for the construction of a 6-unit classroom block with library, an office, a staff common room, and two store rooms at Agbetikpo in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.
The Deputy Ambassador of the Japan Embassy to Ghana, H.E. Mr. Hisanobu Mochizuki, disclosed this at a short but impressive ceremony in Accra, yesterday.
He said the Japanese Government was undertaking the project under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) scheme.
“With this grant, the North Tongu District Assembly will also construct an 8-seater KVIP and procure furniture for the Agbetikpo Primary School,” Mr. Mochizuki added.
After the completion of the project, it is estimated to benefit over 200 pupils and teachers. This will provide a more conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning in the community.
The Agbetikpo Primary School, which was constructed many years ago with mud and thatch roofing, would become a new haven for academic activities.
According to him, “Improving the quality of education amongst the youth of Agbetikpo and its surrounding communities will better prepare them for their future.”
Mr. Mochizuki revealed that the Government of Japan continues to invest greatly in the educational sectors of developing countries, including Ghana.
Since the inception of the GGHSP scheme in 1989, it funded a total of 226 projects throughout Ghana.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the District Chief Executive of the North Tongu District Assembly, Alhaji Bubey Dzinadu, said “by this signing ceremony today, you have demonstrated your country’s commitment to ensuring the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, by assisting this deprived community to have a decent educational infrastructure that would promote a congenial environment for teaching and learning.”
“We further acknowledge your government’s immense contribution towards the socio-economic development of Ghana, of which my district continues to get its share,” he added.