Peki College Principal Lauds GETFund Projects

From Samuel Agbewode

1The Principal of the Peki College of Education, Mr. J.N.M. Baako, has appreciated the government’s efforts to address the infrastructure needs confronting the institution, through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) projects, however, he expressed concern about the slow pace of work.
Mr. Baako explained that the institution was in serious need of accommodation for both male and female students, and that a female hostel project under the GETFund was almost completed, but the slow pace of work remains a matter of concern to the school authorities.

Speaking to the media at Peki-Avetile, the Principal of the College explained that there was the need for the project to be completed early to pave way for the institution to admit new students, because the continuing students were facing challenges in the area of accommodation, as there is congestion in the hostels, particularly, the female ones.

Mr. Baako, therefore, urged the authorities to compel the contractor on the project to speed up work and complete the project. He continued that an auditorium project under the same GETFund, which started in 2012 and was expected to be completed in 2014, saw the contractor fencing the site and abandoning it, a situation that resulted in the project to being re-awarded to a new contractor, who is currently working on the it.

Mr. Baako said the authorities of the school were worried about the long delay in the execution of the auditorium project for the past two years, and hoped that the new contractor on the project world work hard to complete it. This would include offices for heads of the various departments, as currently the heads of departments are without offices.

The Site Engineer of Jins Construction Company Limited, the new contractor working on the auditorium project, Mr. Eric Nah, said, so far, the company was not facing any difficulties, while the school authorities were cooperating which made it possible for them to work effectively on the project, and hoped it would be completed by the end of 2016.

2Mr. Nah explained that the company would work hard to meet the expectations of the authorities, saying work had reached the filling level, and more than half of well compacted filling had been done, assuring the authorities that in the next one week, the filling would be completed and over-site concrete cast.

The Site Engineer pointed out that when completed, the modern auditorium would have the capacity to take 1,400 people, with an administration block, offices for the heads of departments, and staff common room, stressing that work on the project was fast progressing without any hindrance.

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