Work Begins On CEPS Academy Hostel

Mr Wallace Kofi Akondor, Acting Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), yesterday cut the sod for commencement of work on male and female hostels for the Customs Academy at Kpetoe.

The 10 million Ghana cedis project, being undertaken by Maripoma Enterprise Limited and funded by the Government, is expected to be completed in 15 months.

Students at the academy for the past 40 years were housed in a material warehouse with a lot of inconveniences.

Mr Akondor said the project, when completed, could turn the Academy into a centre of excellence for the sub-region and reduce cost of training for the Division.

He said the project would standardise the training school and make it possible for more applicants to be recruited.

Mr Akondor commended the traditional authorities of Agotime for releasing land for the project and pledged the readiness of GRA to provide funding for its speedy completion.

Ms Theresa Kyei-Mensah, Representative of Maripoma Enterprise, said her outfit was committed to the project and assured that it would be completed before schedule and within the budget.

Nene Nuer Keteku III, Paramount Chief of Agotime Traditional Area, said the project would open up the area for rapid development.

He said government had duly paid all compensations for the project site and cautioned natives against any litigation over the land.

Source: GNA

Created: 09 January 2015
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