Abosso Goldfields Limited (AGL) through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation (GFGF) is constructing a 360 bed capacity girls dormitory for the Huni-Valley Senior High School (SHS) in the region of the West.
The project, aimed at improving accommodation issues for girls at school, is approximately 85% complete and is being carried out by Boison Construction Limited, a local contractor, commenced in September 2020 and is expected to be completed in September this year. year.
Speaking to Huni-Valley media ahead of the project site visit, Mr. Roger Adamah, Project Manager, GFGL said that Huni-Valley SHS management had made a request to the mine and in the part of their inheritance project, they had chosen to accept it.
The facility, he said, would be furnished with two-story steel bunk beds, LED lights, ceiling fans, rooms for prefects, a two-bedroom main teacher accommodation, modern restrooms and a concrete sidewalk to ensure parents have a decent place to pack up their vehicles whenever they come to their ward.
The project leader hinted that provision had been made for a borehole and storage tanks so that the students could simply pump and store water for use, adding: “We will also be growing grass to beautify the environment”.
Mr. Adamah explained that “if you look at the blades of the louvers, we went with the ones with the plastic handles instead of the steel and aluminum handles. It’s quite expensive but in terms of durability it will last a long time and ensure we don’t have a lot of breakage”.
“In terms of accessibility of the installation for people with reduced mobility, we want to make way for ramps at the front. Thus, all dormitories on the ground floor will be fully accessible to students with disabilities,” he announced.
He pointed out that the GFGF wanted to ensure that once the dormitory was completed, the students would not need to go out to look for water or a place to dry their clothes.
“So far we’ve spent 6.5m GH but as I said on go-live I’m sure there are pretty much other things that will come in which we will be able to determine our final figure, but we put quality money in to make sure that everything we have is of good quality,” Mr. Adamah said.
Some students who interacted with the Ghana News Agency, praised the GFGF for helping to improve girls’ education, pledged to study hard so that they become useful to their communities.