By Cecil Mensah
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says, it has heeded to the numerous pressure from the People with Disabilities (PWDs) for the Assembly to build a disability friendly schools, as part of the Accra Millennium schools, being used to phase out the shift system in the metropolis.
According to the Mayor of Accra, Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, the Assembly will build its ninetieth Accra Millennium schools in the Gbegbeyise, a deprived area in the Ablekuma West Constituency to address the needs of PWDs in the metropolis.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Accra, made this statement at a forum when Officials of the Accra Breweries Company Limited, presented a cheque of twenty thousand Ghana Cedis to support the eradication of the shift system in the metropolis.
Mr Vanderpuije, receiving the cheque expressed on behalf of Assembly, expressed the Assembly’s gratitude and urged all business owners in the metropolis to support the Assembly to manifest its dreams of making the city a millennium city.
He explained that the strategic plan of the Assembly to eradicate the shift system in the metropolis was a success.
He said, as a result of the eradication of the shift system, six hundred temporary structures were provided within three months to serve as additional class room blocks for the onward eradication of the shift system.
He said, the Assembly was proud to have executed the establishment of the Accra Millennium schools project that heralded the phasing out of the shift system in the region.
He noted that if the Assembly should look back, it took the right decision in the construction of the schools in the metropolis.
He said, come next month the Assembly would embark on the construction of its ninetieth millennium school project in the area to include a Science laboratory, a Computer laboratory, a standing generator, a conference room and others to make teaching and learning conducive for both teachers and
He took the opportunity to thank the following: United States of Aid Development (USAID), the main financiers of the Accra Millennium Schools Project, Zenith Bank, Zoomlion Group of Companies, Access Bank, Coral Group of Companies and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) for their continue support and commitment to the millennium schools project.
He said, the AMA was unhappy about the rate of its pupils, who could not make it to the Senior High Secondary schools (SHS) in the metropolis.
He said, the reports at the Assembly have it that over five hundred Junior High students (JHS), who completed last year could not make it to the SHS.
On her part, a Legal Officer of the brewery company, Madam Adjoba Kyiamah said, the presentation was the company’s token to support the community where it’s operates.