Mayor engages occupants of proposed land for vocational training school

14.Jun.2019

The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has engaged occupants of a land space earmarked for the construction of a modern educational complex for street children in the city of Accra.

The complex to be located at the Trocadero Avenue along the Mortuary Road is expected to house a soup kitchen, vocational school and an accommodation for the less privileged in Accra among others.

The facility is meant to provide skills, training and education for over 60,000 street children in Accra.

The meeting which took place on Monday was the first with occupants after the Vice President H. E. Dr. Mahmoud Bawumia visited the location some two weeks ago in the company of the Mayor of Accra, and Rev Father Andrew Campbell of the Christ the King Church.

Addressing the occupants, Mayor Sowah reiterated government's commitment to ensure no one was displaced as a result of the project, adding that technical men from the assembly would soon visit the location to begin assessment.

He urged all occupants of the land to remain calm, assuring that the assembly would continue to engage them in order to ensure the smooth take of the project.

The Mayor together with the technical team of the assembly took the opportunity to inspect the land and take stock of structures on it.

Mr. Mark Asmah, the proprietor of World Gospel International Preparatory School expressed appreciation to the team for the project, adding that they would not hesitate to relay their problems when the need arises. 

The occupants of the land include staff of the Ghana Education Service, Presbyterian church of Ghana- Love Congregation, World Gospel International Preparatory school and the Accra Royal  JHS.