Thursday 8th September, 2016
Accra, Sept. 8, GNA – Dr Alfred Oko
Vanderpuije, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has inaugurated a
disability friendly modern gym/playground for the Mamprobi ‘1’ Junior High
It was constructed by the Turkish Transit
Group Company Limited who are in the country to explore investment
Mr Vanderpuije advised the school children
to take advantage of the facility to exercise regularly and improve their
health to enable them to study with ease.
He said the provision of such social
amenities supports the Government’s policy of protecting the young ones from
indulging in anti-social practices and to mould their character for a better
He said the provision and improvement of
educational infrastructure had been his focus during his tenure as the MCE and
mentioned the Millennium City Schools as some of the ongoing projects.
“It is for these reasons that government is
creating all opportunities and other social intervention programmes that will
allow the youth to develop their potentials to the fullest,” he said.
Dr Vanderpuije reminded the electorate that
the country is preparing for election in December and urged them to retain
President John Mahama to continue with the good work.
Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, a Minister of
State, urged the community members to own the playground/gym and exercise
regularly to minimise lifestyle diseases.
He assured the Turkish Transit Group Company
Limited that the facility would be put to good use for the benefit of the
children to develop their talents.
He advised those with the “pull-him-down”
attitude to stop the practice and focus on things that would move the nation
forward, adding that government is committed to improving the living conditions
of the people.
Mr George Kum Ning, the leader of the
Turkish delegation, described Ghana as “a vision star in Africa” hence their
decision to invest here.