|Mrs. Lordina Mahama|
The Ghana Senior High School in the Northern Regional town of Tamale has been provided with a new girls’ dormitory block to ease the pressure on limited accommodation facilities confronting the school.
The 700 bed dormitory block in a two storey building which was officially commissioned and handed over at a brief ceremony by the First Lady of the Republic Mrs. Lordina Mahama, was one of two functions lined up for her to perform during her visit to the Northern Region.
Ahead of the commissioning of the girls dormitory at Ghana Senior High School (Ghanasco), Mrs. Mahama also performed a groundbreaking ceremony at Gambaga in the East Mamprusi District for the construction of a vocational Training Institute.
The Gambaga project, when completed, would provide skills training to women and young girls in the area to enable them earn incomes. “….women have a lot to contribute to the life of our societies. A woman’s dignity and fundamental rights must therefore be respect”, she said in a statement.
The First Lady continued: “….Let us help our women to pursue meaningful careers, enjoy full inclusion and integration into the mainstream of our Ghanaian society”, she charged.
In addition to the project, a demonstration block with offices and dormitories; a single storey hostel and other facilities; and a six-unit classroom block would also be constructed spanning within two years.
At Ghanasco, her alma mater, Mrs. Mahama also noted that, the most important areas to advance socio-economic development were the provision of quality education for citizens of this country, adding that “government will continue to expand access while improving the quality of education at all levels.”
The Headmistress of Ghanasco Mrs. Mary Asobayire Dan-Braimah, said the handing over of the new girls dormitory would go a long way to ameliorate the accommodation problems that was currently facing the school.
However, she added that, the school still needed more accommodation facilities citing lack of an Assembly Hall, incinerators, and other resources. She therefore, appealed to government and other philanthropic organisations to come to the aid of the school.