Friday, 19 July

GA/R: Mantse Tackie Tawiah I cluster of schools transformed

Ga Mantse in a group photograph with members of the Latter-Day Saints Church

The Mantse Tackie Tawiah I Cluster of Schools at Adabraka in the Greater Accra Region has undergone a remarkable transformation following an extensive refurbishment project funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in collaboration with the Ga Mantse Foundation.

At the commissioning ceremony, Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, Africa West Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed his delight at seeing the project come to fruition. 

"We are honoured to support this vital initiative that will impact the lives of many children in this community," Elder Nielsen stated. 

"Education is fundamental to a brighter future, and we are committed to providing the resources needed for these children to succeed."

He emphasized that the successful completion of the renovation project at Mantse Tackie Tawiah I Cluster of Schools exemplifies the power of collaboration and community-driven initiatives. Elder Nielsen expressed confidence that the improved environment will lay a solid foundation for a brighter educational future in Adabraka.

Representing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Greater Accra Regional Minister Nii Kwartei Titus Glover celebrated the advancement of education through enhanced infrastructure. "This initiative aligns with our agenda to make quality education accessible to all Ghanaians," he noted.

The project, which began on August 5, 2021, during the king’s 50th birthday, originated from his commitment to enhancing educational infrastructure in his community.

 Choosing to forego a lavish celebration, the king spent the day with students and pledged to renovate the school after witnessing its dilapidated state.

The renovation journey commenced with a committee led by Ekow Spio Garbrah, an alumnus of the school, and included the Municipal Chief Executive of Korley Klottey, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Ga Mantse Foundation, and other stakeholders. 

The sod-cutting ceremony took place on May 10, 2023, followed by the commencement of construction.

Member of Parliament for the Korle Klottey Constituency, Zanetor Rawlings, praised the collaborative efforts behind the renovation.

 "This project is a testament to what can be achieved when communities and organizations unite with a shared vision," Rawlings remarked. 

"The refurbished school will undoubtedly enhance our children’s education and future prospects."

The newly refurbished Mantse Tackie Tawiah I Cluster of Schools now boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including upgraded classrooms, a new library with over 2,000 books, a modern ICT center with 40 computers, and improved amenities to support holistic student development. The project also encompassed the renovation and construction of various school blocks, a football pitch, toilet facilities, a canteen, and enhancements to the school’s perimeter and security infrastructure.

Looking ahead, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II expressed optimism for the future. "This renovation marks just the beginning of our aspirations for the Ga State," he affirmed. "With ongoing support from our development partners, we will continue to strive towards providing every child with quality education and opportunities to fulfill their potential."

Source: Mensah