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02.04.2004 Regional News

Committee set up to revamp Tsito Adults College

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Tsito, April 1, GNA - Mr Kwasi Owusu-Yeboa, Volta Regional Minister on Wednesday directed that a five- member joint committee of the Ho District Assembly and the Traditional Authorities of Awudome be set up to revamp the Tsito Adults College, which is run by the Institute of Adult Education (IAE) of the University of Ghana.

The committee is to establish the interests of the IAE and possibly "partner it to work out an arrangement for salvaging the college", which has been left in what the Minster described as a "sorry state".

Mr Owusu-Yeboa gave the directive when he inspected a number of development projects and institutions within the Tsito Township at the invitation of the chiefs of the area. The College, whose structures were partly put up through self-help by the people of Tsito in 1950, is in a run-down state with derelict buildings, bushy compound with its 20 chalets in poor shape. "The waste there is unpardonable, totally unacceptable and must be stopped", the Minister remarked.

Madam Gladys Bakutse, Domestic Bursar of the College told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that there were 19 employees at the outfit who were regularly paid but conceded that there was hardly anything to do. Earlier, Togbe Gobo Dake XII, Chief of Tsito in his list of demands on government recalled that government had suggested that the College be roped into distance learning programmes.

Mr Owusu-Yeboa, who was accompanied by Mr Mawutor Goh, Ho District Chief Executive (DCE) also visited the Tsito Health Centre, water pumping station and Awudome Secondary School.

At the Health Centre, which won both the best regional and Ghana Health Service National Institutional Awards for that category last year, Mr Samuel Asilevi, Medical Assistant asked for more staff accommodation and fans for the rooms. In reply to his request for a vehicle to enable the Centre to transport emergency cases to other health institutions, Mr Goh hinted that a coordinated ambulance service was in the offing in the Ho District to cater for such emergencies.

At the water pumping station, Mr Owusu-Yeboa suggested that while a permanent solution to the problem of the inability of meeting the water needs of the town was being sought, mechanised boreholes could be used if that was feasible. The Regional Minister also cut sod for the construction of a four-unit classroom block, office and store as well as KIVP and urinals for the EP Primary School.

The project, which is under the European Union (EU) Micro Projects would replace a swish building put up in the 1940s and had since developed deep cracks.