Ernest Henry Norgbey speaking to the media
THE MEMBER of Parliament for Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Ernest Henry Norgbey, has appealed to government to complete a community day E-Block school project in the area started by erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration.
According to him, the project which is about 51 per cent complete is yet to be fully completed for a technical school for the municipality.
Mr. Norgbey therefore called on government through the minister for education to expedite action on the completion of the remaining 49 per cent in order to enhance access to quality education in the area.
He further revealed that the abandoned project has become a source of habitat for precarious reptiles like snakes as well as illicit squatters. He intimated that parts of the edifice are deteriorating due to neglect on the part of the incumbent government.
The MP made these assertions when he toured the project site within his constituency to get firsthand information of various projects in the area.
Touching on whether he would eject squatters within the facility, he explained that “if government has abandoned the project for dangerous reptiles to settle in, it will be better for humans to rather settle in the facility hence there is no need to evacuate them.
He was of the view that Ashaiman needs the completion of the abandoned school project to enhance education in the municipality.
According to the legislator, he has raised the issue of the abandoned E-Block project two times on the floor of parliament for the requisite support and attention to be given to it, adding “nothing has been done in that regard”.
“The minister for education promised me that the project would be completed somewhere December last year but as of now the minister’s said date has not seen the day light”, he further disclosed.
He intimated that the abandoned E-Block project was structured to take in fresh students from the Ashaiman Vocational Training Institute and enroll them in the free senior high school (SHS) policy.
According to him, knowing very well that the abandoned and uncompleted project could not be used for teaching and learning purposes at the moment, the assembly and the education directorate in the municipality had to quickly relocate these students somewhere until the abandoned E-Block project is fully completed.
From Vincent Kubi, Ashaiman