NEW US AMBASSADOR APPLAUDS ACCRA MCE

Source: A.M.A PR UNIT  |  Date Published: 09 May, 2016 09:46:11

  • NEW US AMBASSADOR APPLAUDS ACCRA MCE
  • NEW US AMBASSADOR APPLAUDS ACCRA MCE
  • NEW US AMBASSADOR APPLAUDS ACCRA MCE
  • NEW US AMBASSADOR APPLAUDS ACCRA MCE
  • NEW US AMBASSADOR APPLAUDS ACCRA MCE

The New United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Jackson has applauded the Metro Chief Executive (MCE) of Accra, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije for his passion for education which led to the elimination of shift system in the metropolis.

The Ambassador to Ghana who outlined education, health, and transport as priorities to be tackled with the sole aim of helping to enhance the betterment of people living in Accra said he was impressed with the actions of Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

He made this remarks when he paid a courtesy call on the MCE at the head office of the AMA.

The US Ambassador of US to Accra however, stated that the millennium city schools would accommodates over 1000 students and assured the AMA of more developmental projects.

Adding that the swift move of ending the shift system in the city would enhance quality teaching and learning.

“The swift move of ending the shift system in the city would enhance quality teaching and learning. Hence, improve on the pupils performance” says Ambassador.

He disclosed that over 4000 students are currently studying in five millennium city schools that the United States Agency for International Development USAID has funded in the city.

He added that, the dredging of the korle lagoon and the odaw river are still in progress to eliminate filth and prevent any disaster, which is under the Conti project.

“The American government has considered the issue of open drains, which has been of a bother, as far as the desiltiing of the Odaw river and the dredging of the Korle Lagoon is concerned,we would see to it that the second phase is executed soon” he said.

The Metro Chief Executive in his welcome statement stressed that the millennium city school project came as a result of the AMA’s commitment to create modern classrooms and enhance the quality of education for the children of Accra.

“We ended the shift system because it was a situation that was offering children of Accra only 4 hours of education.’’ he said.
He also said that the USAID contributed towards the construction of Millennium City School (M.C.S) by providing the assembly with $2.7 million every year.

‘’The beauty of it is the fact that, it is not only a structure but it provides opportunity for modern facilities in this building such as the science lab, ICT Centre and library",he said.

He further stated that the result of academic achievement and performance in the AMA has now improved.

“Other projects taking place within the metropolis and the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) by the USAID involves program in sanitation, programs in making sure that we have a better environment and other project for youth training and empowerment for the benefit of Accra and the country as a whole.” Dr. Vanderpuije said.

In the area of energy the MCE said that the US Government through the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) program supported Ghana to ensure that the country has power to do business as well as house hold activities.

‘’We know that with your coming into office, this relationship is going to continue and we are going to see more improved projects within the metropolis.’’ He said.

He however said that the assembly had already established a sister city relationship and would be going on 5 exchange trips that would take place between AMA and New Jersey, city of Columbus, New York and other cities in the United States in order to bring modern ideas of doing things and showcase the culture of the people of Accra likewise this country to the people of the states.

“The exchange program would help in tapping into the American system for the best local government practice, as well as exchanging culture, ideas and knowledge transfer”, he said.

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