Construction works have commenced at the St. Anne’s Vocational Training School in the Nandom Municipality of the Upper West Region. St. Anne’s Vocational School is one of the National Vocational Technical Institutes benefitting from the refurbishment of existing infrastructure and construction of new structures nationwide by government. The contract for the project is GH¢2.8million.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Nandom, Thaddeus Arkum Aasoglenang, who performed the sod cutting ceremony for the commencement of work, said it is the intention of President Akufo-Addo to improve upon skills development through technical and vocational training for job creation.
“We shall be able to transform Ghana’s economy and reduce unemployment, when we pay attention to technical and vocational training especially for the youth,” he added.
The MCE said the scope of work for the project include the construction of a new single story administration block, a 200-bed capacity 2-unit story dormitory block, a 1-unit classroom block, a 2-unit workshop and the refurbishment of the old structures.
Mr. Aasoglenang said when the project is completed, St. Anne’s will be among the Vocational Institutions of choice in the country. He called on the youth to develop interest in technical and vocational skills.
A representative of the Consultant to the project, John Zagle said preparations are far advanced for the commencement of the project. He said the construction site has been cleared for construction to begin. Mr. Zagle said his firm will ensure that the outcome of the project meets the specifications as contained in the designs.
The Ko Naa, Naa Domepeeh Gyereh who represented the Nandom Traditional Council said the Council is grateful to government for the monumental project it is bringing to St. Anne’s Vcational School. He urged the school authority and students to ensure the project is put to good use when it is completed.
Story by: Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo & Stephen Kobom.