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A sod cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, 24th July, 2020 for the commencement of the 3-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities at Ohene Nkwanta.

A team from the Municipal Assembly comprising of the Municipal Chief Executive- Hon. Susan Akomeah, Municipal Coordinating Director- Mr. David Owusu Ansah, Presiding Member- Hon. Samuel Ohemeng, Municipal Planning Officer- Mr. Rashid Abdul Tamimu and the Municipal Works Engineer- Mrs. Angela Kusi met with the Headmaster and staff of Ohene Nkwanta M/A JHS, Chiefs and Unit Committee members of Odumase to initiate the process for the commencement of the project. This project has become necessary due to the inadequate educational facilities at the OheneNkwanta. The existing 3-unit classroom is not conducive for learning and has no washroom facilities. Therefore, this project seeks to solve most of the problems that the school is facing such as inadequate classroom with a staff common room, washroom facilities, fans, boreholes and furniture for both students and teachers. The chiefs were grateful to the MCE and the Assembly as a whole for this great support for the people of OheneNkwanta.

The Presiding Member of the Asante Akim Central Municipal Assembly then introduced to the Chiefs and the people present the Contractor to undertake the project. The Contractor in his words, thanked the Assembly for entrusting them to carry out the project and promised to complete the project before the stipulated time.

An important concern by one of the chiefs was the issue of most Contractors not employing the local people in carrying out projects. The chief expressed worry as the locals still remained jobless. This he said was a way of engaging the locals in finding a source of income and minimizing the rate of unemployment in the country as a whole.

In responding to the concerns raised, the MCE then urged the Contractor to employ some of the locals and tasked the head of the Unit Committee present to select and advice the locals to put in all their efforts in helping to construct the classroom block.

In addition, the Headmaster and staff of Ohene Nkwanta M/A JHS brought to the notice of the MCE, their quest for a staff bungalow since all the teachers were not from that area. The MCE in her response stated that their quest has been noted and that this project is just the beginning of other initiated developments in the community.