Mayor of Accra, Norwegian Ambassador visit newly constructed Child Daycare Centre for Migrant families

10.Apr.2024

The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey accompanied by the Norwegian Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad has paid a working visit to the recently inaugurated state-of-the-art child day care centre situated in the heart of Old Fadama.

The purpose of the visit was for the ambassador to familiarise herself with the project, and inspect its modern amenities to support the city in similar endeavours. 

Constructed under the auspices of the Mayor’s Migration Council's Global Cities Fund and financed by the Robert Bosch Foundation, the single-story child care centre symbolises a collaborative effort aimed at addressing the challenges faced by migrant families, particularly those working in the informal waste sector.

The centre is expected to provide a nurturing and conducive environment for children between the ages of six months to three years.

Speaking during the visit, Mayor Sackey expressed gratitude to all stakeholders involved in the project, highlighting the importance of such initiatives in fostering inclusivity and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations within the city.

"This daycare centre represents a significant milestone in our efforts to create a more equitable and compassionate city," remarked the Mayor.

 "It will serve as a haven of learning, care, and growth for the children of migrant families, providing them with the support they need to thrive," she added. 

The project manager of the newly constructed child day care centre,Bernard Boakye who led the Mayor of Accra and the Norwegian Ambassador on a comprehensive tour of the facility, highlighted its modernity and reiterated the commitment to providing high-quality care and support to migrant families. 

"With the support of local and international partners, the centre is poised to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families, paving the way for a brighter future for all," he said.  

The centre, constructed by City Plus Limited, boasts age-appropriate classrooms, a spacious play area, and designated spaces for meals and rest, ensuring the holistic development and well-being of the children.