Glefe Gets Education Face Lift

Residents of Glefe, a fishing community in the Ablekuma West Constituency will no longer go through the hassle of conveying their wards to and back from school, the era where pupils and students had to wrestle for space in the classroom due to inadequate classrooms will soon be over.

The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Hon Ursula Owusu made this observation when she organized a public forum with residents of Glefe Community to discuss planned demolition of unauthorized structures, road construction and sanitation issues by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

“I have put in place all the mechanism to commence the construction of the classroom blocks, the technical men have done all their projections towards the construction of a state of the art Classroom blocks with a computer laboratory, Science laboratory and a modernized place of convenience. We are only waiting to be shown the plots of land by the traditional rulers so that construction begins”

The forum which is routine was also to create a platform for dialoguing with the local people, traditional leaders and Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuye, Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra to strike consensus on the impending demolition procedures to ease unnecessary tension.

“We are here to talk to them about the need for the demolition, in order for them to do it voluntarily without any force, just like the way it was done at Sahara,” she said the move will not cause disturbances and fear as the case has always been in other places.

Touching on streets lights, she mentioned that the second phase of the project will begin ending of November this year, communities to benefit are Mpoase, Dunga down, Glefe and shiabu, several drainage systems and roads are under construction too, the project when completed will ease the human and vehicular traffic within the communities, she added.

Mr Alfred Vanderpuye advised the community members to eschew politicisation of the exercise in the interest of national development, he advised residents of Glefe to embrace the crusade by the Member of Parliament, adding that the bold initiative was in the right direction. He also commended Hon Ursula Owusu to do more of such social intervention projects and that the Assembly would also do their best to support when called upon.

Mr Vanderpuye said, “The two political parties (the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party) coming together today shows how we can help move our nation forward”.

He lamented on the filth that has been filled with rubbish into the gutters under construction while some have also been blocked with unauthorized structures for commercial purposes.

He advised those who dump garbage in the gutters to stop the act, warning that when such perpetrators were caught they would be prosecuted firmly.

Mr Vanderpuye appealed to the chiefs in the area to consistently dialogue with the officials to ensure good sanitation in the area.

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