Huni-Valley (W/R), Abosso Goldfields Limited (AGL) through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation (GFGF) is constructing a 360-bed capacity girls’ dormitory for Huni-Valley Senior High School (SHS) in the Western Region.
The project, aimed at improving upon accommodation challenges for girls in the school is about 85 per cent complete and is being executed by Boison Construction Limited, a local contractor, started in September 2020 and is expected to be completed in September this year.
Speaking with the media in Huni-Valley before the project site tour, Mr Roger Adamah, Project Manager, GFGL, said management of Huni-Valley SHS made a request to the Mine and as part of their legacy project they opted to take it up.
The facility, he said, would be furnished with double decker steel bunk beds, LED lights, ceiling fans, rooms for prefects, two-bedroom master’s accommodation for teachers, modern washrooms and concrete pavement would be provided to ensure parents have decent place to pack their vehicles any time they visit their wards.
The project manager hinted that provision had been made for a bore hole and storage tanks so students would just pump and store water for use, adding, “we will also grow grass to beautify the environment”.
Mr Adamah explained that “if you look at the louver blades, we went for those with plastic handles instead of the steel aluminum handles. It is quite expensive but in terms of durability it will stay long and make sure we do not have a lot of breakages”.
“In terms of accessibility of the facility for the physically challenged, we want to make room for ramps at the front. So, all the dormitories on the ground floor will be fully accessible for physically challenged students” he announced.
He pointed out that the GFGF want to make sure that once the dormitory was completed, students would not need to go out searching for water or a place to dry their clothes
“So far we have spent GH?6.5 million but as l said when we do the commissioning, I am sure there are pretty much other things that will come in which we can pinpoint on our final number, but we have put some quality money in to make sure that all the things we have are of good standard and quality” Mr Adamah stated.
Some students who interacted with the Ghana News Agency, praised the GFGF for helping to enhance the education of the girl-child, pledged to study hard so they become useful to their communities.
Source: Ghana News Agency