USAID grants Ghana $2.3m for construction of basic school complexes in Accra

Officials at the ground-breaking ceremony to start the project.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a grant of $2.3 million to the Government of Ghana for the construction of basic school complexes in Accra.

The government, through the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is co-funding the project with $700,000.

The beneficiary schools are Kotobabi Abavana Cluster of Schools in Kotobabi, Salvation Army Cluster of Schools in Mamprobi, Zamramaline Line Cluster of Schools in Laterbiokoshie and Okpoti Cluster of Schools in Dansoman.

A statement issued by the US Embassy in Accra and copied to said the US Ambassador to Ghana, Donald Teitelbaum and the Honorable Alfred Oko Vanderpuye, Chief Executive of the AMA, broke ground January 30, 2012 for the commencement of the project which officials say “is scheduled for completion in
November 2012.”

Four communities are each “receiving a three-story, 18- Unit Classroom Block Complex and “will accommodate approximately 2200 school children, and will include libraries and science and computer laboratories,” the statement said.

Geotechnical/Geomatic site surveys as well Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan were prepared for all the sites prior to commencement of construction, officials indicated.

By Ekow Quandzie

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