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29.03.2009 Education

President Mills inspects ongoing GETFund projects in Cape Coast

By gna

President John Evans Atta Mills last Saturday inspected some projects under construction at the Cape Coast polytechnic and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) being funded under the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFunD).

The projects included teachers' bungalows, flats, classroom blocks and a students' hostel at the Polytechnic, and the School of Medical Sciences' clinical laboratory building, a lecture theatre and a new administration block at UCC.

The inspection formed part of a three-day tour of the Central region.

President Mills also inspected work on construction of the Cape Coast stadium and asked the consultant to increase the sitting capacity from its original 20,000 to 25,000.

He also directed that field tracks should be included to promote the athletics in the region.

At Cape Coast Poly, President Mills said government would ensure massive infrastructural development of the polytechnics to enhance the training of middle level manpower needed to propel the country into a middle income economy.

The President also met fishermen at Elmina and thanked them for their support during the 2008 December elections and promised that the problems associated with the distribution of premix fuel would soon be over.

He said the Department of Fisheries is competent enough to solve problems facing the industry and appealed to them to exercise restraint while adequate measures were put in place to facilitate the development of the sector.

President Mills urged the fishermen to pray for God's guidance for him to enable him run a successful administration adding that humility, love and empathy would be his watchwords.

The Chief fisherman of Elmina, Apofohen Jojo Solomon expressed gratitude to the President for the visit and noted that it was the first time a President had ever visited the Elmina fishing community.

The President was accompanied by the Regional Minister, Madam Ama Benyiwa-Doe and some top government officials.