Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister

Government says it has indefinitely suspended work on all GETFund projects initiated by the previous administration. Resumption of the projects depends on the completion of an incoming value for money forensic audit of the projects.

 

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah disclosed this at Tetrefu in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region at a durbar of stakeholders, where a three-classroom block for the local Junior High was handed over to the School.

 

The classroom block, with an office and a staff common room and ceiling fans, cost GH¢150,000.00.

 

The project, which is a self-help initiative of the Chiefs and People of Sawua and Tetrefu with support from the Bosomtwe District Assembly and some individuals, took about five months to complete.

 

The Regional Minister said the suspension of all GETFund projects is also to allow for an inventory on all projects started by the Fund before 2017.

 

He appealed for restraint among the people of Tetrefu regarding delay in the completion of the six-classroom block, which is to serve as an additional learning facility for the local primary school.

 

Consultant on the Project, Richard Nsiah, explained that the project became necessary as a result of years of near neglect of the old classroom block which had not seen any renovation since its establishment in 1964.

 

Head teacher of the Tetrefu D/A JHS, Augustine Adu Fosu appealed for assistance to provide the school with computers, desks, and water storage facilities among other pressing needs.

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