The Okorase Community in the Akwapem North Municipality of the Eastern Region is set to get a Senior High School to offer opportunity to Junior High School pupils in the Community and its environs.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the two-storey multi-purpose classroom block was jointly done by the Chief of Okorase, Nana Asare Kumi and the Koforidua Diocese of the Methodist Church.
The project is expected to be completed within a year and will be named after the late Charles Kumi Gyamfi popularly known as C.K Gyamfi.
He is a former Black Stars player and coach and a native of the town.
The Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese of the Methodist church, Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Asare-Kusi said Okorase has been the seat of education for the church in the region hence the need for an SHS to add up to the numerous basic schools in the area.
He appealed to all stakeholders to come on board to realize the dream.
The Chief of Okorase, Nana Asare Kumi commended the government for the introduction of the free SHS policy which is yielding positive results.
He asked government to speed up efforts to end the double-track system.
The Assemblyman of the area, Charles Adu Asinor, appealed to members of the community to come out in their numbers anytime they are called for communal labour to help complete the project on time.