Dr. Glover cutting the sod for the commencement of the project
A member of the Council of State, Mr Bernard Glover, has cut the sod for the commencement of a multi-purpose jubilee assembly hall complex at Keta Secondary Technical School.
The edifice with a sitting capacity of over 3000 estimated at a cost of GhC 5 million has two conference rooms, two galleries and the main auditorium.
The project which is sponsored by old students would be executed with support from the benevolent society and would serve as the school assembly hall, examination hall and could also be hired for conferences.
Currently, the school has no assembly hall, but uses the dining hall as an alternative while morning devotion and other activities are conducted under trees.
Addressing the people, Dr Glover, who read an address on behalf of the Chairman of the Council of State Professor, Prof.
Kofi Awoonor, lauded the efforts of the old students for mooting the idea, adding that it was a worthy cause worth working for towards and achieving in the life time of the school.
He pledged his support and that of the central government towards the completion of the project.
“To this worth cause, I give my full support and assured you of total central government support, so that together, we will have given a true meaning to the trend; public-private-partnership,” he added.
Awoonor congratulated the school for their achievements in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities, adding that they were an “island of hope” in the Volta Region of Ghana.
The headmaster of the school, Mr Dzidzeme Sedanu-Kwawu, who is also an old student disclosed that a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) - Friends of the Nation - in which he was a member released an amount of GhC 5,000 out of the GhC 10,000 promised to support the project.
He was hopeful that when the foundation work was completed, the remaining amount would be released.
Mr Sedanu-Kwawu appealed to all old students and the benevolent society to support the school to complete the project.
The National President of Ketasco old students association, Mr Daniel Deynu, disclosed that they budgeted to spend over GhC 210,000 to the foundation level and hoped that with a “can do” spirit they would complete the project.
He called on all old Ketascans living home and abroad to organize themselves and redirect their resources towards the early completion of the facility.
Mr Deynu appealed to the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to create a budget line for the project to enable them raise enough funds to facilitate work on the project.
He also announced the launch of the school’s diamond jubilee celebration scheduled for September 27, 2012.