The Zongo Development Fund (ZoDF) has committed an amount of
GH¢145,000 for the construction of a main gate for the Accra Girls’ Senior High
School, which is located within the Nima-Mamobi Zongo Community, one of the
target communities for the fund.
The project, when completed—is expected to boost security
at the school’s main entrance and also provide a befitting façade to the school
which will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary in September, this year.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Zongo Development
Fund (ZoDF), Hajia Aisha Salifu, an old girl of the school, on Tuesday, cut the
sod for the commencement of the project which is expected to be completed
between three to six months.
Speaking about the gesture she said “it is a way of giving
back to the school that has over the years continued to provide quality
education to predominantly young Muslim girls from the Zongo communities.”
Sharing her experience as an alumnus of the school, her enrolment
date being 1972 and completion 1977, she recalled that there were six Muslim
students in her days—a sharp contrast to today’s picture of countless number of
hijab-wearing Muslim girls who thronged the school premises as students.
The strategic location of the school, she also said, made it
incumbent on the fund to support it.
students from the Zongo communities to stay focused as she said “I stand here
as a symbol of hope for you to look up to, that yes, you can start from here and
end up higher than you can imagine through perseverance.”
She hinted that critical educational infrastructural projects
are set to commence across the country as soon as evaluation and validation were
completed within the next couple of months.
“We haven’t broken ground for any of the schools’ projects
yet, most of the regions have been validated except Upper East and Upper West
and Bono regions,” she said.
The headmistress of the school, Joyce Acolatse expressed her appreciation to the Accra Girls Old Students Association (AGOSA) 1977 group, who tabled the proposal to the ZoDF which was the first government agency to aid the school apart from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES).
By Issah Mohammed