Patriotic Intellectuals (PI), a group of faculty members and non-members of Tacoradhi Technical University (TUT) and supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presented the main activities of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the western region.
When discussing their performance at the press conference, PI noted that the President of the NPP and the Government did well in their first term and deserved a second term to do more.
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Michael Asare Appia, Chairman of the PF, explained that, in line with the Manifesto and Education Policy 2016, the NPP aims to combine Ghana’s high enrolment rate with the provision of adequate infrastructure projects in schools.
According to him, several infrastructure projects have been carried out in primary and secondary schools, with a fair share in the western region.
He mentioned some of these projects, including the construction of a dormitory at Takoradi SHS, 12-person toilets at TDF Methodist and another block of 12-person classrooms in the same school, which is almost finished.
The remaining 12 classes at SHS Fiji, 2,500 seats at GTS, a three-storey block of 12 classes, a three-component research and laboratory block at SHS Mpohor and a 12 class block at SHS Honey Valley.
In addition, 20 STEAM centres (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics Education) will be built in the community assemblies of Tarqua Nsuema and Prestea Hunni Valley.
With regard to the training, Mr Appiah said that the National Institute of Vocational Training is renovating new classrooms, laboratories, workshops, dormitories and administrative buildings.
He said that Half Assini Government Hospital had built an emergency room and a six-part classroom for the nursing school of Effia Nquantum.
With regard to activities in cocoa growing areas in the western region, Mr Appia said that cocoa road projects resumed after an audit had been carried out and the funds for these projects had been duly approved.
In order to address the challenges in the cocoa sector and increase cocoa production, he noted that the NPP Board initiated and completed 13 activities, including a cocoa recovery programme, mechanisation, manual pollination, introduction of early mass spraying, free distribution of seedlings and a cocoa plantation irrigation project.
Other factors are the improvement in the ratio of producers to farmers, the number of women and young people working in cocoa production, education and social security, the price of cocoa, differences in life expectancy, value-added/processed cocoa and the pension system for cocoa farmers.
According to him, the government has increased the price of a bag of cocoa from 475.00 ghc in 2017 to 660.00 ghc in 2020.
M. Appiah said the Petroleum Commission had signed a service contract with TTU to train 100 Ghanaians to acquire mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and process skills in both the oil and gas industry and in oil and gas exploration and production.
The idea, he says, is to help enforce local content law and reduce expatriate imports into the oil and gas industry.
He said that for the academic year 2019/2020 the SEKSP foundation has awarded scholarships to 93 students who have studied science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the TTU.
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