The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, assured heads of educational institutions across the country that the problem of encroachment of school lands will receive urgent attention from his government.
Delivering a speech at the 90th Anniversary celebration of Achimota School, President Akufo-Addo indicated that not only will the problem receive government’s attention, but “even more importantly a satisfactory solution.”
Whilst acknowledging that the problem of encroachment was widespread, the President noted that Achimota School has been worst affected over the years.
“This is not a new problem and I am sure the majority of Ghanaians are horrified at the thought of this national icon being destroyed. Achimota School does not belong to only those who have been to school here. The safety and security of Achimota should not and cannot be the responsibility of only those who go to school here or are old students.
“Achimota is a national icon, it belongs to the people of Ghana, and the conversation about what happens to Achimota cannot be limited to a discussion within these walls,” President Akufo-Addo noted.
With his administration having a lot of high profile old Achimotans, President Akufo-Addo was confident that the issue will be resolved shortly.
“I understand there is a scheme to build a perimeter wall around the boundaries of Achimota. I am able to say that this government will help the OAA with the project,” he assured.