A three-unit classroom block, including office accommodation for staff has been commissioned at Tsyome Afedo in the Ho West District of the Volta Region.
The facility was procured through the instrumentality of Mr. Ben Dagadu, a Deputy Minister for Energy and Petroleum, who is an old pupil of the Tsyome Afedo Primary School, and the benevolence of the former First Lady, Dr. Ernestina Naadu Mills with support from the District Assembly and the community.
The block is fully furnished with desks, white boards, office equipment, projector, desktop computers and laptops as well as printers. A set of jerseys and other sports equipment were also donated to the school.
Also commissioned is a rain-harvesting system with the capacity to hold 20,000 gallons of water.
The project, which cost GH¢ 110,000, was completed in 15 months. Work is also ongoing on a decent toilet facility for the school.
Inaugurating the project at a brief but colourful event last Monday, Hon Dagadu paid glowing tribute to the former First Lady for her immense contribution towards the project.
Giving a background to how the facility came about, he said it was a response to an appeal by the teachers of the school for a new classroom block late 2011 when the old structure could no longer support academic work.
He said the appeal was routed to Dr. Naadu Mills, then the First Lady, who pledged her support and later provided some funds for the project.
Hon. Dagadu, who was assisted by the Moderator of the E. P. Church, Ghana, Rt. Rev Francis Amenu to cut the tape, said with the support of the District
Assembly and the community, the project was executed and more amenities added.
He called on the staff and pupils of the school to take care of the facilities.
Present at the ceremony were the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Francis Ganyaglo, the Ho West District Chief Executive, the Volta Regional and Ho West District Directors of Education, some District Chief Executives from Akatsi, North and Central Tongu, Adaklu and Kpando.
Also in attendance were the Chief of the area, Togbe Tomadofodoe IV and all 16 members of the Congress of Chiefs and Queen mothers of Ho West District.
Some Directors and Officers from the Ministry of Energy, were also there to lend support to the Deputy Minister.