|Graphical Impression of the Hostel|
Work has begun for the construction of male and female hostels at the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs Academy at Kpetoe in the Agotime-Ziope district.
The academy, which is the only customs training school in the country, has not seen any major facelift since its establishment many decades ago.
This situation has inconvenient trainees of the academy, who have been sleeping a material warehouse for the past forty years.
But, cutting the sod for the 10 million Ghana cedis project, the Acting Commissioner of the Customs Division, Mr Wallace Kofi Akondor expressed optimism that, the 82 and 102 beds female and male hostel facility, when completed would boost the training of more personnel and also reduce the cost of personnel training for the Division.
Mr. Akondor, recounted countless efforts in the past to get donor or private funding for the project, which is now being wholly funded by Government of Ghana.
He also expressed gratitude to the traditional authorities of Agotime for releasing land for the project and pledged the readiness of GRA to provide funding for its speedy completion.
The Paramount Chief of Agotime Traditional Area, Nene Nuer Keteku III expressed excitement over the commencement of the project and said it will open up the area for rapid development. He also stated that all compensations for the project site were dully paid by government and warned natives against any litigation over the land.
Ms. Theresa Kyei-Mensah, Representative of Maripoma Enterprise, the contractor executing the project, assured that the project will be properly done completed within the 15 months and the estimated budget.