President Akufo-Addo has appealed to the people of the Weija-Gbawe constituency in the Greater Accra Region to renew his mandate in the 7 December 2020 general election because he has kept the promises he made to the people of Ghana in 2016.
The president made this plea as he addressed residents of Weija-Gbawe after inspecting work on a new model science senior high school in the constituency, on day one of his four-day tour of the Greater Accra Region.
The president also touched on the many legal disputes over land that have bedevilled the constituency. He said he is aware of the challenge and that his government will soon launch processes aimed at resolving local land disputes.
The Weija Model Science SHS is one of a number of new senior high schools planned by the Akufo-Addo government across the country. The next stage of the government’s programme involves seven new senior high schools and the upgrading of two existing institutions to model schools.
The seven new schools will be located in Abomosu, Akrodie, Awaso, Daaban, Kpasenkpe, Kwadaso and Weija. The proposal is that seven of the nine schools will be science-focused. The other two will be the country’s first ever creative arts school, based in Kwadaso, on the outskirts of Kumasi, and a senior technical high school at Daaban, named after the former president John Agyekum Kufuor.
It will be recalled that contracts for the building of these schools were awarded in October 2019 and the sites handed over to the contractors by the consultants a month later.
The Weija Model Science Senior High School will come with the full complement of amenities, including playing fields, administration buildings, libraries and dormitories. In addition, the V-block in the school will have 24 classrooms in total, as opposed to the 12 classrooms in the E-blocks promoted by the previous government.
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