The Jomoro Municipal Assembly has renovated and handed over a well-furnished office complex to the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the area to ensure effective work.
The renovation became necessary as the building became a death trap and no longer conducive for workers.
The edifice, which was awarded to Jeorica Company Ltd., has at least eight rooms, which comprises of a Director’s office, his secretary office, budget officer’s office, account office and a well-furnished conference room.
The office, which was constructed in 2011, also has a warehouse to be used to keep suppliers.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony over, at Half Assini, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Ernest Kofie said the decision by the Assembly to renovate the dilapidated structure was to create an enabling environment for the education officers to discharge their duties effectively.
The MCE said on assumption of office, his inspection revealed that “the facility was fast deteriorating due to severe leakage, cracks in walks and columns, breakdown in electrical warding to indiscriminate electric shocks, rotten timber frames among many other defects that warranted urgent attention to save the facility from total collapse”.
“I took office with the aim of working to achieve a number of goals. One of such goals is to improve access to quality of education in the Municipality. My major priority interventions to achieve this goal includes provision of teaching and learning materials, ensure effective supervision and posting of quality teachers to teach in schools”, he emphasized.
He also thanked the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Paul Essien for supporting the Assembly to renovate the building for the GES.
He called for the maintenance of the building to prolong its life-span.
Mr. Kofie said government was making relentless efforts in its education policy by providing the necessary infrastructure, provision of books, and other teaching and learning mat
On his part, the Jomoro Municipal Education Director, Mr. George Effah expressed gratitude to the Assembly for its continuous support towards education in the area.
He said the gesture would reduce the congestion and gave the assurance that the staff would continue to execute their work efficiently to promote education in the Municipality.
He commended the MCE for being pro-active to put the edifice into a solid shape.