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Mayor of Accra joins Ga Mantse to commission newly renovated Mantse Tackie Tawiah I Cluster of Schools


The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey, on Wednesday, joined the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, to commission the newly renovated Mantse Tackie Tawiah I cluster of schools. 

The renovation project, funded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, included a 3-storey, 18-unit classroom and kindergarten block handed over by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly in 2019, a computer laboratory equipped with 40 computers, a library stocked with over 2,000 reading materials, upgraded drainage systems, new pavements, landscaping, and improved sanitation facilities. 

Additionally, the project introduced an astroturf football pitch with a 60-seater spectator stand, a 100-seater canteen, and an enhanced school entrance, which now features a fence wall and improved perimeter security.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, urged corporate institutions to invest in education and called for support for the redevelopment of basic schools within Accra, especially the Sempe Cluster of Schools in Jamestown.

He pointed out that every child within the Ga State and across the country deserves a quality education, irrespective of their backgrounds or circumstances, adding that "nurturing the minds of our youth not only creates a talent pool of  human capital but also secures a prosperous future for generations." 

The King expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Education for restructuring the posting of Ga-Dangme graduate teachers who had otherwise been posted out of Accra and urged that teaching of Ga and Dangme languages should be enforced in all schools in the Greater Accra Region. 

"We still have a backlog of Ga and Dangme graduate teachers, so we request that they be posted within the Greater Accra Region to fill the deficit of graduate teachers of the two languages of the region," he said.  

The Africa West Area President of the  Latter-Day Saints, Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, said the collaboration was part of the organisation's global humanitarian efforts, funded by the donations of its members worldwide.

"Our goal as a church is to do what is right and to honour our Saviour, Jesus Christ.". 

He noted that the church's humanitarian efforts in Ghana focused on healthcare, water, sanitation, and education, adding that the church was committed to continuing working with the Ga Mantse to maintain existing and future facilities.   

The Regional Minister, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, said the project was a testament to how traditional authority could effectively contribute to national development.

He added that the enhanced infrastructure and educational facilities of the school would provide a conducive environment for learners, teachers, and staff, and also ensure a brighter future for the next generation.

Mr Titus-Glover urged the district assembly to commit a budget to the maintenance of the structures to ensure that any defects were addressed.