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The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ashaiman, Albert B. Okyere, has hinted of decision to turn the ongoing Community Day SHS to Vocational and Technical Institutions.
MCE Okyere noted that a round table discussion with education stakeholders supported the idea of turning the facility to into a boarding Vocational and Technical training Institution upon completion.
He said the Municipality currently needs vocational Technical training institutions for its teeming youth to enhance their skills in acquiring jobs.
“You see, there is a new development on the Community Day Senior High School, we are going to convert it into a Vocational & Technical Institute to enhance skills training in the area,” he stated in an interview.
He said currently, Don Bosco is the only school that trains students in vocation enterprise and lacked but it lacks the capacity to absorb more students to undertake comprehensive skills training.
“Hence it is necessary for us to turn the ongoing Community Day SHS into a Vocational and Technical Institution. I have therefore instructed the Municipal Engineer to ensure that the Contractor returns to site to complete the project as scheduled,” the MCE stated.
He revealed that plans are far advanced to ensure that more youth get the requisite vocational and Technical training to empower them in job haunting in the Municipality.
On One District One factory (1D1F) policy, he said the Assembly has received several proposals from private entities and these have been forwarded to the 1D1F Secretariat. He said a proposed site is being considered for one of the Entrepreneurs to set up a venture that would employ over thousand youth in plastic recycling.
He however admonished residents to maintain a clean environment and adhere to the rules and regulations of sanitation within the Municipality.
“I’m assuring Ashaiman residents that if we keep our surroundings clean we would not be falling sick as often but maintain a healthy lifestyle in this new year,” the MCE noted.
Source: Kwesi Coomson, Ashaiman, G/A.