AN ILLEGAL building project, under construction by a private developer in the Prempeh College Campus, has caused the job of Board Members of the school.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh aka ‘Napo’, has ordered for the immediate demolition of the project which is at foundation stage.
The minister gave the order during an unannounced visit to the Prempeh College on Friday
The visit was among others to have a look at the illegal projects spring up on the school’s lands.
The Prempeh College Board, whose membership includes past students of Prempeh College, reportedly gave the developer the right to build the facility.
Surprisingly, the stores project is being constructed in the school located around the Sofoline Interchange area.
Reports indicated that the Headmaster of Prempeh College, S.K. Fordjour, also played a role in making it possible for the developer to start his construction work.
The Education Minister also stated that the Ashanti Regional Education Office would apply punitive actions against the headmaster if he is found culpable.
Napo said the Prempeh College board’s decision to allow the developer to construct the project would prevent the school from expanding in future.
According to him, the commercial facility would negatively affect academic work and also put the lives of the students and officials of the school in danger.
Napo indicated that he will protect all school lands in the country so that people cannot encroach on them and create problems for the schools.
He has therefore warned school authorities, board members and traditional leaders not to sell school lands to private developers for their projects.
By: Kwadwo Essel