The Ghana National Gas Company has laid the groundwork for the construction of a girls’ dormitory in Pishigu, Karaga District, Northern Region.
Pishigu Senior High School offers second-cycle education in the district, and Ghana Gas’ construction of a 12-unit classroom block will benefit not only the people of Pishigu, but also the Karaga district and its environs.
The Pishigu community lags behind in terms of social amenities such as health facilities, schools, and proper water and sanitation, among other things, which is why Ghana Gas is working to provide educational facilities to the community.
Dr Naa Alhassan Andani, the Paramount Chief of Pishigu and a former MD of Stanbic Bank, said at the sod-cutting ceremony that the only secondary school in Karaga is the Karaga Senior High, which is about 45 to 50 kilometers away for the children of Pishigu to travel.
As a result, the newly built 12-unit infrastructure at Pishigu will alleviate that burden.
He urged leaders to do more to alleviate their plight.
Dr Naa Alhassan Andani thanked Ghana Gas National Company, the board, the Chief Executive Officer, and the entire management team for their assistance.
“On behalf of the chiefs and people of this community, I continue to count on the support of the MP and all the security services here,” he assured the community. “By the time the girls dormitory is completed, the chiefs and people will organize themselves to also build another dormitory to add to this.”
According to the District Chief Executive (DCE), Iddrisu Mohammed Sannie, the only senior high school in Karaga was a community school that had been elevated to the status of a senior high school by then-President John Agyekum Kufuor.
He went on to say that the current administration gave the school boarding status and added more infrastructure.
“The people of Pishigu are overjoyed for the newly constructed 12-unit block and to witness the sod-cutting of a girls’ dormitory thanks to Ghana Gas’s efforts, which will supplement and expand access to education in the district.”
He praised Ghana Gas for its generous assistance to the Karaga district.
Anyimah Edomgbole, Assistant Project Manager of Ghana Gas, assured the people of Pishigu that the project will be completed within the six-month deadline with the support of the company’s management, board, and CEO, and that it is the company’s vision to provide quality educational infrastructure to the people.
Dr Mohammed Amin Adams, Deputy Minister for Energy and Member of Parliament for that area, praised the newly constructed classroom block and the upcoming girl’s dormitory.
As a result, he used the occasion to implore Ghana Gas to install an astroturf for Pishigu’s youth to help them develop their talents.