Kpandai GES Office Project Abandoned Since 2008

Abandoned Kpandai GES office building

The Ghana Education Service (GES)
in the Kpandai District lacks enough office spaces to accommodate its staff, as
the only structure that could serve them has been abandoned since 2008.

According to the Kpandai District
Education Director, Faustina Nayan, it has become almost impossible for the
Kpandai Education Service to work effectively due to inadequate spaces. “Officers
are paired into two or three in a room which creates a lot of inconveniences,”
she said.

She, therefore, appealed to
managers of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to complete the abandoned
structure for the GES to enable them to have enough offices to accommodate

Currently, the entire proposed Kpandai
Ghana Education Service office site has been taken over by weeds, while windows
and other wooden fittings on the building have been destroyed due to harsh
weather conditions over the years. 

When contacted, the Kpandai
District Chief Executive, Attah Emmanuel Kofi Tatablata, attributed the failure
to complete the structure to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) losing the election
to the then opposition National Democratic Party (NDC) in 2008. 

“The structure was abandoned
because NPP left office but now that the NPP is back to power, the structure
will be completed,” he said.

Mr. Tatablata said he had already
met with the engineers to discuss the building issue and they were assessing how
the government could assist in completing the structure.

He said he had also made contacts
with GETFund regarding the completion of the structure, saying “we have taken
pictures of the structure and sent them to GETFund office in Accra for
consideration. The assembly is not funding the project and I cannot talk much
about the funding aspect but I can assure you that we will do follow-ups to
make sure the project is completed.”

He urged the Kpandai Education
Director to continue to collaborate with the assembly to help complete the
project to boost education in the area.

FROM Eric Kombat, Kpandai

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