Officials of SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi and the No Business as Usual (NBU) Project have completed renovation works on a 3-unit class room block of the Akorem M/A Primary School located within the Asokore Mampong Municipality.
It was officially commissioned today 24th April 2020 and handed over to the Assembly to serve the purpose for which it was constructed.
The renovated facility funded by the European Union through SOS and the NBU Project falls among the three developmental projects(two ongoing) which official have planned to put up this year in three electoral areas under the NBU Project.
They are the ongoing construction of a footbridge between Sawaaba and Asokore Mampong, a mechanised borehole at New Zongo and the renovated 3-unit classroom block.
Present during the short handing over ceremony were the Municipal Chief Executive Officer Hon Alidu Seidu, Issah Abdullah (special aide to the MCE), Eric Anarfi (Municipal Planning officer), Eric Yaw Owusu (Municipal Engineer), Ibrahim Issah (Assemblyman for Akorem), Benard Amoako who is the Director for SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi, Esther Matey (NBU Project Coordinator), Vincent Ohene-Ntow (Program Manager SBs/PPPs, NBU Project) among others.
Addressing the media, the Director for SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi disclosed that the classroom was considered for renovation after officials realised that the block was in a bad state.
“Through a collaboration with the assembly, we agreed to find some money to renovate the building so that the children (students) can feel comfortable when they come to school”, he said.
He thanked the Municipal Chief Executive Officer and staff of the assembly for the warm reception, support and cooperation they have offered them since the commencement of the project and again prayed for the sustenance of the peaceful collaboration between them.
Giving his word, Hon Alidu Seidu highlighted how beneficial the NBU Project has been to the Municipality.
He gave reference to the numerous capacity building programs done for CSOs and staff of the assembly, Employability and entrepreneurial training for youth, projects executed under their two social businesses plus a host of others.
He admitted that activities carried out by officials of SOS and NBU have really propelled the progress of the Municipality.
He therefore pledged to see to it that the project is extended so that more interventions will be realised in the area.
By Enock Akonnor, Editor-in-chief