A 300 bed capacity girls’ dormitory has been commissioned at the Kikam Technical Institute to enable female students have access to accommodation on campus to forestall the challenges that accompany renting places off campus.
The facility which is a GETFund project was completed at the cost of GHC 1.38 Million within two years.
The Hon. Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko mentioned that it was the vision of the President of the Republic, HE Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo to promote Vocational and Technical Education adding that the provision of suitable infrastructure was paramount to achieving such dream.
He indicated that government had the will to provide facilities and other social amenities to ensure its citizens lived under better conditions but is usually constrained as the expectations and demands outweighed what government could provide in the shortest time for Ghanaians.
He therefore advised that, since the national cake was being shared in bits to benefits all and sundry, habitual management of projects handed over by government and other agencies was paramount to prolong the life-span of the projects.
Hon. Okyere Darko made a passionate appeal to the chiefs and management of the School to ensure continuous management of the facility to last for its intended purpose adding that it would enable active learning for female students admitted into the school.
The Hon. District Chief Executive, Kwasi Bonzoh thanked the Chiefs and Elders for their continued support to the activities of the Assembly and also added his voice to the call for maintenance. He pointed out that the Assembly exists to provide essential services to its citizens and therefore called on the management of KIMTECH to call on the Assembly for support of any form so that together, they could ensure the long-term protection of the facility.
He observed that government projects were usually neglected by management as they always expect government to do the maintenance of such project but indicated that for a lasting and progressive development, owning projects and facilities also meant continual maintenance to prolonged its existence.
He said he would monitor how management would adopt the Girls’ Dormitory to maintain it as a step to their commitment so that in times the school management had other infrastructural needs they would be catered for.
The Headmistress of the School, Mrs. Emma Martha Otu thanked government for their swift response in providing them with a Girls’ Dormitory. She pledged their commitment to heed all maintenance pleas and abide by them.