The Chief Executive Officer of the Coastal Development Authority, CODA, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib has cut sod for the construction of a 12-Unit Classroom Block at the Kwame Nkrumah Cluster of Schools in the Ayawaso Central Constituency.
The project is being funded through the one million dollar one constituency program through the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme, IPEP, under the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives, MSDI.
The Ayawaso Central Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Mohammed Quaye in his welcome address thanked the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his continuous support for the people of Ghana.
He explained that through the one million dollar one constituency initiative, the Ayawaso Central Constituency has has had it’s share of the national cake.
He expressed satisfaction at the chiefs unending support towards all developmental projects within the Municipality.
Addressing the chiefs and people of the Ayawaso Constituency, the Chief Executive of CODA, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib, said the President in 2016 promised Ghanaians that when he is voted into office he will allocate one million dollar per constituency to help in socio-economic development in every constituency in the country.
According to him the President has fulfilled his promise by bringing development to the doorstep of the people.
He explained that during stakeholders’ engagements with the people of Ayawaso Central Constituency, they requested for several developmental projects including an astroturf and a 12-unit classroom block at the Kwame Nkrumah Cluster of Schools.
Lawyer Ahmed Shaib added the contractor has gone through the procurement processes and has been awarded the contract to construct the 12-unit classroom block for the people of Ayawaso Central Constituency.
He also assured the gathering that the contractor has been directed to ensure that artisans needed for the construction works be employed from the Ayawaso Constituency to enable the youth get employment through the project.
He advised the youth to ensure when they are given the opportunity to work, they will work diligently and with integrity.
He assured that the construction works will be executed within six (6) months and expressed the hope that the contractor finishes ahead of the scheduled time.
He prayed that the chiefs and people will support the contractor to enable the project to be completed successfully.
Present at the sod cutting ceremony were the Chief of Accra New Town, Nii Obo Aduansako II; Kokomlemle Mantse, Nii Obroni I; Nii Jaase of Alajo, A Deputy CEO of CODA, Kingsley Karikari Bondzie.
The rest are the Presiding Member, Alhaji Hudu Ismail, the Municipal Director of Education, Augustus Owusu Ajenfra; Deputy CEO of Gaming Commission, Kobby Anang, the Clergy and other traditional leaders.
The Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister for National Security, Henry Quartey thanked the President for the initiative and other social interventions extended to Ghanaians.
According to him, apart from completing asphalting of over 20 kilometers road in the area, another 20 kilometers would be done before the end of the year.
He further stated that the astroturf project at Alajo has commenced and after its completion it will help in unearthing football and other sports talents among the youth of Ayawaso Central.
He further indicated that an existing office block for the Municipal Assembly is being converted into a Children’s Hospital under the one million dollar one constituency programme.
Mr. Quartey appeal to the people of Ayawaso to “ensure that you keep to the safety protocols since we are not in normal times and COVID-19 is still in the system.” He advised that the people should make sure they wash their hands, use the hand sanitizers and also wear their facemasks at all times.
He also thanked CODA for donating two thousand, 2000 pieces of facemask which would be distributed to the people of Ayawaso Central Constituency.
He finally thanked the chiefs and people for their support and prayed that they will ensure they keep supporting the good works to further bring development to people.
He also thanked the media for their collaboration and advised them to be circumspect with their reportage since this year is an election year.